Mike Hanson named Director of Utilities and Energy Management

Mike Hanson has been named Director of Utilities and Energy Management with the FP&M Physical Plant. He will begin this new role on August 2, 2021.

Mike brings more than 20 years of utility engineering experience to this new role. He has been with UW-Madison since 2019, serving as Senior Campus Utility Engineer. Previously, he was the Energy Distribution and Heating Plant Engineer for the State of Wisconsin, Division of Facilities Development. His experience includes designing, engineering, constructing, and managing mechanical and electrical systems for higher education facilities, with a focus on centralized thermal utilities (heating and cooling) and electrical systems in heating plants, buildings, and underground. Mike holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE).

He succeeds Jeff Pollei, who recently retired after many years of service with UW-Madison.