Michael G. Hasler
Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management
Program Director of M.S. Business Analytics
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2009
MBA, The University of Virginia, 1985
MSE, The University of Virginia, 1985
BME, Kettering University, 1980
Michael Hasler is a lecturer at the Red 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.
Professor Hasler combines his significant industry background in business operations and supply chain management, with his academic and teaching interests in leadership, leadership development, and managing the organization. Prior to joining The University of Texas, Professor Hasler spent the bulk of his career in the auto industry in Supply Chain and Operations, later moving to the semiconductor equipment industry with Applied Materials in Austin, Texas. While at Applied he helped launch their supply chain management activity, led operations for a $1 billion division, and was the head of global materials operations until 2003. As one of the operations executives at Applied, he was chosen to help create and lead Applied Materials’ Leadership Development program, and this experience led to his pursuit of a PhD in Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University beginning in 2003.
In addition to teaching at The University of Texas, Professor Hasler has taught operations and quality management at St. Edward’s University’s MBA program and served as a guest lecturer at The University of Virginia, The University of Michigan and Texas A&M University. At St. Edward’s University, he was twice voted highest rated adjunct professor by MBA students.
A native of the Midwestern US, Professor Hasler grew up in Indiana and Michigan, and has lived and traveled throughout the Great Lakes region. With his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), Professor Hasler spent over twenty years in the auto industry working for a few different companies including General Motors and Nissan as well as owning a company that was part of the auto, defense, and engineering industries. 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. He completed his Ph.D. at Texas A&M University in 2009.
Executive Development Programs Taught by Michael Hasler: