Jeffrey A. Graves

Graves, Dr. Jeffrey A.

Dr. Jeffrey A. Graves has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of MTS Systems Corporation since May 2012. Dr. Graves was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of C&D Technologies, Inc., from July 2005 to April 2012. C&D Technologies is a leading global manufacturer of energy storage systems. From July 2001 to January 2005, Dr. Graves was employed at Kemet Electronics Corporation, a manufacturer of high-performance capacitor solutions, where he last held the position of Chief Executive Officer. From 1994 to 2001, Dr. Graves held a number of key leadership positions with General Electric Company’s Power Systems Division and Corporate Research & Development Center. Prior to working for GE, Dr. Graves held various positions of increasing responsibility at Rockwell International Corporation and Howmet Corporation. Dr. Graves also serves as a director of Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) and FARO Technologies (NASDAQ:FARO). Dr. Graves holds a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Purdue University, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.