Hong Kong Faculty
Michael Hasler is a lecturer at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in the Information, Risk, and Operations Management department. He is also the associate academic director for the Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence at McCombs. The bulk of his professional experience was in the auto industry in supply chain and operations. He moved to high-tech in the semiconductor equipment industry with Applied Materials in Austin, Texas in 1996. While at Applied he helped launch their supply chain management activity, led operations for a $1 billion division, and headed Global Materials Operations before leaving in 2003. As one of the operations executives at Applied Materials he was chosen to help create and spearhead the Leadership Development program. It was this experience that led to his Ph.D. in human resource development at Texas A&M University in 2009.
Over the past three years, Hasler has taught BBA and MBA courses in operations and procurement as well as practicum, project-based courses at both levels. One of the courses he recently developed in cooperation with Target Corporation and the UT Center for International Business Education and Research received wide recognition for classroom innovation. Additionally, he has coordinated the development of the McCombs Executive Education certificate program in supply chain management that began in the spring of 2011.
A native of the Midwestern US, Michael (Mike) Hasler grew up in Indiana and Michigan, and has lived throughout the Great Lakes region. With his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), Mike spent over 20 years in the auto industry working for companies like General Motors and Nissan. During this time, he attended the University of Virginia as a GM Fellow, where he obtained a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering. Mike and his wife Nancy are the parents of two adult children—Adam and Whitney—and live in Dripping Springs, Texas.