TechHelp Executive Director, Steve Hatten

Steve Hatten

TechHelp Executive Director - Boise State COBE




Office Location:

2nd Floor of Micron Business & Economics Building at 2360 W University Drive, Boise, ID 83725
Mailing Address:
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1656
Phone: 208-426-3689
Fax: 208-426-2185
Cell Phone: 208-863-4258

Steve Hatten is the Executive Director of TechHelp based at Boise State University. Steve served as a Manufacturing Specialist and the New Product Development Manager for TechHelp since 2000. He worked with hundreds of Idaho manufacturing companies and startups.

Steve is a mechanical and manufacturing systems engineer with a range of experience in engineering and manufacturing environments. After completing his Master’s Degree at Stanford, he worked 13 years in the aerospace industry where he developed skills in mechanical design, design for manufacturability and manufacturing process improvement. Steve enjoys using all of those skills with Idaho inventors and manufacturers.

Steve is a strong advocate of integrated engineering solutions to streamline manufacturing, especially with the use of cross-organizational teams. At Boeing he led a team that made significant reductions in product design, fabrication, and test cycle time.

Steve has a passion for introducing and improving product development services for Idaho manufacturers, including product design, prototyping and management tools to improve product development processes. Steve is a member of TechHelp’s Lean Team and leads workshops and Lean transformations with Idaho manufacturers.


Product Development
Lean Enterprise
Innovation Engineering Management Systems (IEMS)


Lean Trainer


BSME University of Idaho
MSMSE Stanford University
Currently completing IEMS Black Belt

Steve’s Blog Posts

Reflections On & Presentations From Smart Manufacturing Conference at Boise State

TechHelp was thrilled to work with Intel and NexCOBOT to bring the Smart Manufacturing Workshop to Boise State on September 5.

TechHelp Executive Director, Steve Hatten

Magic Valley Region Receives a Boost With “Manufacturing Community” Designation

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced 12 new communities that have received designations under the Obama Administration’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative which is designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing in communities nationwide by supporting the development of long-term economic development strategies. Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Jay […]

TechHelp Executive Director, Steve Hatten

President Obama Visits the New Product Development Lab at Boise State

By Steve Hatten, Executive Director of TechHelp The President of the United States visited the New Product Development Lab at Boise State. On Wednesday January 21, 2015, Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, on the day after his sixth State of the Union Address, decided to visit a nondescript lab on the 4th […]