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

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 […]

TechHelp Works with CSI to Offer Manufacturing Workshops in Idaho's Magic Valley

TechHelp Manufacturing Specialist, Dave O’Connell, and Food Processing Specialist, Janna Hamlett, are offering courses in Twin Falls through the College of Southern Idaho Department of Workforce Development & Training.

Congratulations to Idaho's Rapid Rope for Shark Tank Success!

Congratulations to Idaho’s Rapid Rope for securing funding during the January 19 episode of Shark Tank. The TechHelp Team thought so highly of Rapid Rope that we presented the company our Spirit of Continuous Innovation Award in October of 2019. Little did we know at the time that this spunky upstart would land a spot […]

Congratulations to 2019 Lean Six Sigma Graduates

The TechHelp Operational Excellence Team capped off another successful year with a ceremony honoring graduates of the Fall 2019 Lean Six Sigma Course at the Idaho Business Accelerator in Nampa.

NIST MEP At the Intersection of Food, Technology, Standards, Processes and the Supply Chain

Standardized data will connect farmers, inspectors, manufacturers, shippers, and consumers to ensure the freshest, most high-quality food possible.

STEP Grant Funding for International Expansion

Looking for grant funding to assist with international expansion? Idaho Commerce anticipates the next round of the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant funding will be awarded to states late this summer or early fall.  The STEP program makes funds available to qualifying Idaho companies for international marketing campaigns to export their products. Commerce’s goal is […]

NexCOBOT – Robot Control Lab Opens at Boise State College of Engineering

TechHelp was thrilled to play a role in working with a host of partners to create the new Robot Control Lab at the Boise State College of Engineering.  Thanks to a generous gift of robotics to Boise State University’s College of Engineering from NexCOBOT, the university celebrated the dedication and opening of the NexCOBOT – Idaho […]

Teton Machine Unveils New Facility!

Teton Machine Company cut the ribbon on a gorgeous new production facility next door to their old plant in Payette, Idaho on Wednesday, June 13.  The old Teton facility was about 14,000 sq ft with 10,000 of manufacturing space.  The new facility is 30,000 sq ft with 25,000 of manufacturing space. The new facility is […]