MTS Seating announced today that Josh Swy has been promoted to the role of Director of Design.
"Since being named product designer in 2012, Josh has created several new chair designs," said MTS President Bart Kulish. "He has also completely re-designed our major trade show presence to give MTS a new, fresh image."
Swy was responsible for creation of the new Catalyst chair in an ultra-contemporary, asymmetrical design that is a dramatic addition to any banquet setting. The flex-back chairs feature multi-color upholstery treatments that offer customized design.
Swy has also worked on an extended line of the company's classic Moderne Collection, and next-generation stacking chairs for major lodging companies.
"Our industry offers the challenge of combining high-style and comfort for products that require superior functionality and performance," said Swy. "We understand that interior designers and their customers are hungrier than ever for bold design options to make statements with their projects, and MTS will continue to help make that happen."
Before leading the product design functions at MTS, Swy was a national accounts executive within the MTS Sales Department. Prior to his sales role, Swy worked in a number of capacities at MTS, gaining experience in the administrative, operations and manufacturing functions of the company.
A third-generation member of the founding family, Swy is a 2009 graduate of Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts and a major in Furniture Design. Prior to attending Northern Michigan, Swy attended the Cleveland Institute of Art on a scholarship majoring in Fine Arts.
About MTS Seating. MTS is a leading manufacturer of premium quality banquet and foodservice seating 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, and foodservice/dining seating and tables. MTS attributes its success to its commitment to continual product improvement 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.
MTS practices sustainable manufacturing. MTS Seating is sensitive to the impact of our manufacturing on the world around us. That's why we developed and adopted the SynerGreen® philosophy to make continuous environmental improvements in our processes and products, while practicing sound business principals to focus on satisfying customer needs.