News Release

June 5, 2006

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MTS Director Named New President of California Institute of Technology

Eden Prairie, Minn., June 5, 2006 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) is pleased to congratulate Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau, a member of the Board of Directors of MTS, on his selection as the new president of the California Institute of Technology, effective September 1, 2006.

“Jean-Lou’s selection to lead one of the world’s pre-eminent scientific and engineering academic centers is a great honor and achievement,” said Sidney W. Emery, Jr., MTS chairman and chief executive officer. “We cannot think of a better individual to serve as president of this superb institution. Jean-Lou’s commitment to students, faculty and research, as well as his experience and vision will be invaluable assets to Caltech. We are delighted that he will be able to continue to serve on our board, bringing those same technology leadership qualities to MTS,” Emery said.

Chameau, 53, is currently provost and vice president for academic affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. From 1997 until June, 2001, he was Dean of the College of Engineering and Georgia Research and Eminent Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined the MTS Board of Directors in 1998.

Chameau received his secondary and undergraduate education in France and his graduate education in civil engineering from Stanford University. In 1980 he joined the civil engineering faculty at Purdue University, where he subsequently became full professor and head of the geotechnical engineering program. In addition to serving on the MTS board, he also serves on the board of l'Ecole Polytechnique, a position he will also retain after assuming the presidency of Caltech.

Editor’s note: A photo of Jean-Lou Chameau is available at

About MTS Systems Corporation

MTS Systems Corporation is a leading global supplier of test systems and industrial position sensors. The Company’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 1,549 employees and revenue of $374 million for the fiscal year ended October 1, 2005. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at