Leadership

Jeff Graves
Dr. Jeffrey A. Graves, Ph.D.
President and
Chief Executive Officer
President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of MTS Systems Corporation since May 2012. 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 Bachelors Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University, and Masters Degree and PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Brian Ross, MTS Systems Corporation
Brian T. Ross
Senior Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since May 2017. Prior to joining MTS Systems as Corporate Controller in 2014, Mr. Ross was the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Digi International Inc. (NASDAQ: DGII), where he gained valuable global experience ranging from strategic planning and acquisitions to operational execution and internal control. Earlier in his career, Brian served as Controller at Restore Medical, following a seven year tenure at PricewaterhouseCoopers. A native of Iowa, Mr. Ross holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa, and is a licensed CPA (inactive) in Minnesota.

William Becker - MTS Systems Corporation
William C. Becker
President -
Materials Test Systems
President – Materials Test Systems since October 2016. Mr. Becker originally joined MTS in 1978 as a Field Account Manager, working for more than 31 years with MTS in various customer facing leadership roles, including Vice President – Americas Selling and Worldwide Application Engineering, Worldwide Aerospace Sales Manager, and Regional Sales Manager. In 2009, Mr. Becker left MTS and became the Managing Director of Zwick USA, a subsidiary of Zwick/Roell AG. Mr. Becker holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from Duke University.

Steve Harrison
Steven B. Harrison
President –
Vehicles and Structures
Test Systems
President – MTS Vehicles and Structures Test Systems since February 2017. Prior to joining MTS, Mr. Harrison served as President, AAR Airlift Group, Inc., as well as President and CEO, National Air Cargo, Inc. During a distinguished 22 year career in the United States Air Force, Mr. Harrison commanded at the wing, group, and squadron level, including three deployed commands. He also held senior staff positions at Headquarters US Air Force, the Joint Staff and US Transportation Command. Mr. Harrison is a command pilot with more than 3,400 flight hours in the C-32A, C-5B, C-17A, KC-10A, T-38A, and T-37B. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds Masters Degrees in Engineering Science as well as Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, from Oxford University, England. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and a Masters of National Security Strategy from the United States Air War College.

David Hore - MTS Systems President of Sensors
David T. Hore
President
MTS Sensors
President of Sensors since July 2016. Mr. Hore joined MTS through the acquisition of PCB Group, Inc. (PCB). Mr. Hore initially led PCB as its Co-President and later its President, from 2003-2016. Prior to joining PCB, Mr. Hore was Founder and Managing Partner of the CPA firm Tronconi Segarra & Hore LLP, where he served as strategic consultant and outsourced CFO for PCB from 1995-2003. Prior to that, Mr. Hore was a CPA at Price Waterhouse from 1987-1994. Mr. Hore holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Judy Henton - Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, MTS Systems Corporation
Judith H. Henton
Senior Vice President
Chief Human Resources
Officer
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of MTS Systems Corporation since November 2015. Director of Human Resources for MTS from April 2012 to October 2015. HR Director Lawson Software, 2010-2011. Vice President, HR, Cardiac Rhythm Management Division of Guidant/Boston Scientific, 2007-2010. Ms. Henton holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

Mark Losee - Sr. Mgmt
Mark D. Losee
Senior Vice President
Chief Information Officer
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since September 2012. Global Account Executive for Johnson Controls, Inc., from 2009-2012, and Vice President of IT and Workplace Solutions for Medtronic from 2001-2009.

Phyllis Nordstrom - MTS Systems Corporation
Phyllis B. Nordstrom
Senior Vice President
Chief Risk and
Compliance Officer
Senior Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer since March 2017. Prior to joining MTS as the Global Head of Internal Assurance, Risk and Compliance in 2016, Ms. Nordstrom was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Risk Assurance services. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers and in her previous industry roles, Ms. Nordstrom has led internal audit transformations, redesigned corporate compliance programs and implemented global risk management initiatives within financial services, consumer products, and manufacturing organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University and is a Certified Internal Auditor.

David Saylor - MTS Systems Corporation
David W. Saylor
Senior Vice President
Operational Excellence
Senior Vice President – Operational Excellence of MTS Systems Corporation since November 2015. Prior to joining MTS, Mr. Saylor was the Chief Operating Officer for Sunrise Windows from 2014-2015. Mr. Saylor’s previous experience also includes General Manager and Lean Six Sigma leadership roles at Masco, Colfax, and General Motors. Mr. Saylor has an MBA from Oakland University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Kettering University. He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.