Bill Mullane

Marketing Manager & New Product & Market Development - Boise State COBE

Office 2254 on the 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: 208-426-2266
Cell Phone: 208-863-4259

Bill informs Idaho manufacturers, processors, and inventors of TechHelp programs, services, and training they can use to improve their global competitiveness. Bill communicates with TechHelp’s audience through the TechHelp Website, newsletter, news releases, social networking tools, ads, and through an extensive network of economic development partners.

As a member of TechHelp’s New Product & Market Development Team, Bill works directly with TechHelp clients to help them develop ideas and markets that will drive profitable growth.   He earned a certificate as a Eureka! Growth Coach in the summer of 2007 and helped introduce the Eureka! Winning Ways program to Idaho. EWW! evolved into the Innovation Engineering Management System and Bill worked towards a Black Belt in that discipline.

As a  member of the Idaho District Export Council, Bill works with Idaho export professionals to help Idaho companies address issues related to exporting. In early 2009, Bill worked with the DEC and U.S. Commercial Service to launch Idaho’s version of ExporTech known as the Idaho Export Excellence Program that has helped over 50 Idaho companies accelerate profitable export growth around the world.  The Export Excellence program has provided meaningful work experience to nearly 70 International Business Students from the Boise State College of Business & Economics. In 2014, Bill shares his passion for global affairs by teaching a section of International Management 334 at Boise State.

Bill’s experience includes sales, marketing, communications and program development with Century Link Communications, the US West Technology Outreach Program, the US West eBITS program, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Olin Corporation, Northrop Grumman and the US Air Force.  Bill’s exposure to manufacturing began during high school when he worked at Frey Tool and Engineering company in Chicago running machine shop equipment including an early version of a numerically controlled mill.

Marketing & Communication
Program Development
International Business
Innovation Engineering Management Systems

Master of International Management
Thunderbird School of International Management, Glendale, AZ
And Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
Language Abilities in Arabic & Spanish

Bachelor of Arts in Business & Economics
Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Bill’s Blog Posts

Webinar – Leading Transitions: Helping Others Through Change

Featuring Ryck Tanner, Global Director, Leadership and Development at The J. R. Simplot Company  Took Place on Tuesday, November 10 from 2-3pm MST Online Food Manufacturing Specialist, Catherine Cantley, of TechHelp and the University of Idaho, hosted this webinar on leadership featuring Ryck Tanner, Global Director, Leadership and Development at The J. R. Simplot Company. Mr. Tanner’s talk […]

Idaho’s Coolest Products, Tastiest Treats, and The Best Workshops/Webinars for Food Manufacturers

The Manufacturing Month of October closes strong in Idaho with Boise Startup Week (IncludingTrailmix) and the Coolest Thing Made in Idaho Contest hosted by the Idaho Manufacturing Alliance (winner announced Friday, Oct 30). TechHelp’s Food Manufacturing Team will keep the fun going in November with the valuable workshops/webinars listed below.

TechHelp Wins EDA Grant to Fund The South Idaho Design-Prototype Center at Boise State

TechHelp was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant through the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s national 2020 Venture Challenge Competition to fund the South Idaho Design-Prototype Center (SIPDC).


HELP US CELEBRATE MANUFACTURING MONTH 2020 BY SELECTING THE COOLEST THING MADE IN IDAHO We are thrilled to join our friends at the Idaho Manufacturers Alliance (IMA) in celebrating the ingenuity and creativity of Idaho’s manufacturers with the first-ever “Coolest Thing Made in Idaho” Contest. IMA will consider any product made in Idaho, including those made […]

Women in Skilled Manufacturing Apprenticeships & Careers

JFF Presents An Introduction to Equity and Inclusion – September 15-16 Online from 11 am – 2 pm MTN

Food Manufacturing Series Runs Through Fall 2020

By Janna Hamlett – August 18, 2020 We are only one week away from the start of our workshop and webinar series for food processors.  The series kicks off at 1 pm MTN on Wednesday, August 26 with a free one-hour webinar that will focus on Lockout Tagout Procedures.  On September 2 & 16, we will cover the timely […]

Did COVID-19 Create a Pandemic in the Global Food Supply Chain?

Supply chain disruptions from COVID-19 will take years to rebalance, particularly for the food industry For food, implications stretch beyond when everyone else reaches a “new normal” A chance discussion at a recent Idaho District Export Council (DEC) meeting led DEC Member Amanda Gibson, to write a fascinating article for the DEC detailing the impact […]

COVID-19 Resources & Opportunities Available on the Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence Website

Last week, the Foundation developed a COVID-19 web page on behalf of the MEP National Network. The web site is specifically directed to manufacturers and provides business management information, federal agency access, and supply chain resources.A main feature of the web page is a Critical Supply Survey. This survey helps locate volunteers who can donate and provide and/or […]

Potatoes + Vodka = Hand Sanitizer

As the Coronavirus situation continues to escalate, Idahoans are doing what we do; innovating to meet a myriad of challenges. In a state famous for its potatoes, St. Luke’s Hospital is partnering with Koenig Distillery–which is now using its supply of potato vodka to mass-produce hand sanitizer. The high-proof alcohol is mixed with hydrogen peroxide, […]

TechHelp & MEP Response to COVID-19 Situation

As part of the National Manufacturing Extension Partnership, TechHelp is crafting a prudent response to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus situation in order to protect our clients, our team members, and our families. For the foreseeable future: TechHelp Specialists will keep you informed on the status of current and future workshops and events.  We will waive cancellation fees for […]