Temperance, Michigan, Jan. 5, 2011 – MTS is pleased to announce that Ken Auger has been named General Manager of MTS Burgess LLC. MTS Burgess is a joint venture between MTS and Burgess Furniture of the United Kingdom.

Mr. Auger began his career at MTS in 1992 and has been a key manager throughout the company’s manufacturing operations. “We are pleased that Ken has accepted this leadership role with MTS Burgess,” said Phil Swy, CEO of MTS. “Ken’s experience and breadth of knowledge will ensure the continued success of MTS Burgess for many years to come.”

Mr. Auger replaces Chuck Stahl who retired in December. Mr. Stahl, who began his career with MTS in 1983, was named General Manager of MTS Burgess in 2000. “We are grateful to Chuck for his 27 years of service to MTS and MTS Burgess,” said Mr. Swy. “He has helped grow both companies with his leadership abilities, skill and hard work.” About MTS. MTS is a leading manufacturer of premium quality banquet and foodservice seating products for the hospitality market. The company’s wide selection of products includes extensive lines of stackable banquet and convention chairs, folding tables and staging products, guest room task chairs, and foodservice/dining seating and tables.

MTS attributes its success to a passionate commitment to continual product design, repeatable quality, and unparalleled customer satisfaction. Founded in 1955 by Paul Swy and Dean Curtis, MTS remains a family business owned and operated by the Swy family. The company is headquartered in Temperance, Michigan, with sales conducted through a nationwide network of distributors and representatives.

About MTS Burgess.
MTS Burgess LLC was founded in 1999 as a joint venture between MTS and Burgess Furniture of the United Kingdom. Located in Temperance, Michigan, MTS Burgess manufactures a wide range of aluminum-framed stackable banquet and convention seating as well as foodservice and other seating solutions for the hospitality market.

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