Dr. Michael Jost Appointed as New Sr. Vice President and General Manager for
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Feb. 14, 2014
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --MTS Systems Corporation
(NASDAQ: MTSC), a leading global supplier of high-precision test systems and
position sensors, today reported that Dr. Michael (Mike) Jost has been
appointed as the new Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Test
business. He will be based in Eden Prairie and will assume his new role on
Monday, February 24, 2014. Mike replaces Dr. Rich Baker who recently assumed
responsibility for the newly established position of Sr. Vice President and
Chief Technology Officer for MTS.
Dr. Jost joins MTS from Rudolph Technologies where he was the Vice President
and General Manager of its Inspection Business Unit. Prior to that, Mike held
a variety of business leadership roles at Thermo Fischer Scientific, Invensys,
Honeywell and Emerson Electric. Throughout his career, Mike has demonstrated
his capability to lead global, complex engineering-based businesses,
delivering both exciting new products to the market and profitable growth over
sustained periods of time. Mike's success has been driven by excellence not
only in new product development and global sales execution, but also in
marketing, global operations and supply chain management. He has a track
record of successful P&L leadership under a wide range of economic conditions.
Mike earned a B.S. degree in Physics from St. John's University and a
Doctorate in Materials Science from the University of Minnesota.
"Mike's passion for new product technology, as well as his successful track
record in general management of global, growth-oriented organizations, makes
him a great fit to lead our Test business," said Dr. Jeffrey Graves, President
and Chief Executive Officer of MTS Systems. "Essential to Mike's selection
was his demonstrated success in delivering strong growth from new, highly
engineered products and expanded services which are key elements of our Test
business strategy. Also important was Mike's experience in Asia, particularly
with operations in China, one of our strongest growth markets. These
attributes are well aligned with our opportunities in the Test business. I am
very pleased to have both Mike and Rich on the senior management team at MTS.
Together, their focus on developing new ways to leverage our existing
technology while finding new technologies to accelerate our growth is
important to our long-term success."
About MTS Systems Corporation
MTS Systems Corporation's testing hardware and software solutions help
customers accelerate and improve their design, development, and manufacturing
processes and are used for determining the mechanical behavior of materials,
products, and structures. MTS' high-performance position sensors provide
controls for a variety of industrial and vehicular applications. MTS had
2,299 employees at September 28, 2013 and revenue of $569 million for the
fiscal year ended September 28, 2013. Additional information on MTS can be
found on the worldwide web at http://www.mts.com.
SOURCE MTS Systems Corporation
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