Technology >> CEO Interviews >> October 7, 2016

Interview with the President and CEO: MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC)

Graves, Jeffrey A.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Graves has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of MTS Systems Corporation since May 2012; and 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 Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) and Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL). 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. Profile
TWST: MTS has grown significantly since you last spoke to TWST. Can you please update us on all the business changes?

Dr. Graves: If you look at our traditional