Gene Haas Career Overview

2014-present

  • Founder and chairman, Haas F1 Team, the only American team competing in the FIA Formula One World Championship.
  • Debut season in 2016 saw the first American Formula One team in 30 years finish eighth in the constructor standings with a total of 29 points, the most of any new team in this millennium.

2009-present

  • Co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, a championship-winning NASCAR team.
  • Won first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship in 2011 with driver Tony Stewart.
  • Won second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship in 2014 with driver Kevin Harvick.
  • Formed NASCAR Xfinity Series team in 2017 to develop drivers and team personnel for its flagship Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams.

2002-2008

  • Owner of Haas CNC Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series.

2007

  • Builds Windshear in Concord, North Carolina, one of the most advanced automotive wind tunnels in the world.

1999

  • Establishes the non-profit Gene Haas Foundation, which supports local, state and international communities through grants to charities, non-profit organizations and other philanthropic foundations.

1997

  • Moves Haas Automation into its current location in Oxnard, California.

1987

  • Develops the VF-1 for Haas Automation, the company’s first vertical machining center (VMC).

1983

  • Founds Haas Automation, which will become the largest machine tool manufacturer in North America with annual sales eclipsing $1 billion.

1978

  • Founds Proturn Engineering and develops the Haas 5C – a fully programmable 5C collet indexer – which was the machine tool industry’s first device to automatically re-position parts accurately with the press of a button.

1975

  • Graduates from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting and finance.