Leadership

  • Dr. Jeffrey A. Graves, Ph.D.

    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 Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) and FARO Technologies (NASDAQ: FARO). 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 T. Ross

      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 C. Becker

        William C. Becker
        President - Test Sales, Service and Marketing

         

        President –Test Sales, Service and Marketing 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.

        • Amanda R. Daniel

          Daniel
          Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

           

          Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since January 2019.  Prior to joining MTS Systems, Mrs. Daniel held the VP of Human Resources position on the executive teams for Twin City Fan Companies, Equus Holdings and Stratasys, LTD. (NASDAQ: SSYS).  With nearly 20 years of experience in the high tech/manufacturing space, she has gained experience leading global HR teams focused on acquiring, engaging and retaining top talent.  Her main areas of expertise are in developing and implementing organizational development programs, merger and acquisition work and strategic planning.  Mrs. Daniel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from St. Cloud State University and a Masters of Arts Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of St. Thomas.  

          • Steven B. Harrison

            Steven B. Harrison
            President – Test Engineering, Operations and Order Fulfillment

             

            President – Test Engineering, Operations and Order Fulfillment 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 T. Hore

              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.

              • Todd J. Klemmensen

                Klemmensen
                Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

                 

                Todd Klemmensen joined MTS Systems Corporation in 2012 and currently serves as its Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.  He directs MTS’s global legal affairs, including corporate governance, commercial and strategic agreements, U.S. Government contracting, litigation, and intellectual property.  Previously, Mr. Klemmensen served within MTS as Acting General Counsel (April 2017 – July 2018), Associate General Counsel (November 2015 – March 2017) and Director of Contracts & Senior Counsel (January 2012 – October 2015).  Mr. Klemmensen served in various roles at Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (ATK), including Sr. Manager – Contracts and providing legal counsel within its Armament Systems Group.  Prior to transitioning into industry, Mr. Klemmensen practiced business and corporate law in Minneapolis, MN.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College and a Juris Doctor degree from Hamline University School of Law.  Mr. Klemmensen is a former board member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Twin Cities Chapter and a graduate of the NCMA - Leadership Development Program.

                • Mark D. Losee

                  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 B. Nordstrom

                    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 W. Saylor

                      David W. Saylor
                      President MTS Test China

                       

                      President - MTS Test China since August 2017. Senior Vice President – Operational Excellence of MTS Systems Corporation 2015-2017. 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.