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

NIST MEP – FDA MOU Executed to Support U.S. Food Manufacturing and Improve Food Safety

TechHelp will launch its first Idaho Food Safety Cooperative (IFSC) Program on August 14 at Boise State. The IFSC Program will give small Idaho food manufacturers the knowledge, templates, training, and coaching that will help them create food safety plans that comply with new regulations of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). TechHelp’s IFSC Program […]


Tom Mueller of SpaceX Wows I90 Aerospace Conference Attendees

University of Idaho graduate, Tom Mueller of SpaceX, gave attendees a glimpse of the future during a keynote address that focused on the importance of space exploration and the possibilities of space colonization.


2019 I90 Aerospace Conference in Coeur d’Alene

Tyler Alvarado, CEO of Continuous Composites led a stellar kickoff of the I90 Aerospace Conference on the evening of Tuesday, May 28, 2019 with a networking event attended by many school-age aerospace enthusiasts. Alvarado energized the crowd by talking about the amazing additive manufacturing technology emerging at Continuous Composites. Tyler’s presentation was followed by an […]


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 […]


Southwest Idaho Manufacturer’s Alliance Hosts Successful Quarterly Meeting at Boise State

The Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance hosted its Quarterly Meeting and Tour at Boise State on May 4, the final day of the Spring semester.  The event featured presentations by Gregg Lynde of TechHelp’s Operational Excellence Team, Ryan Gray, President of SGW Designworks, and David Estrada of the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering at Boise […]


Advanced Manufacturing Exporter Newsletter – June 2018

Exporter Newsletter June 2018 The monthly newsletter from the U.S. Commercial Service that promotes export opportunities for U.S. manufacturers. Webinar: RoHS-Issues Impacting U.S. Exporters Webinar: Business Opportunities in Bulgaria, Romania, & Southeast Europe Webinar: Trends of Mexico’s Plastic Industry Learn More About Export Control Regulations Protect Your Intellectual Property! Get Involved with World Bank-Funded Projects General Data Protection […]


Boise State Teams Tackle World Energy Issues in Hult Prize Competition

 Two Boise State Teams, one including students with TechHelp ties, advanced to the regional finals of The Hult Prize, an international competition that brings together the best and brightest university students to solve world issues. The 2018 Hult Prize challenge was to build a scalable, sustainable social enterprise that harnesses the power of energy to transform the […]


McK Schroeder on Rockwell Automation and The Connected Enterprise

The Author of this article, McK Schroeder, is a Senior at Boise State University. She is an international business major and teaching assistant in the ITM department.  After graduating in the Spring of 2018, Ms. Schroeder plans to move to Nagoya, Japan to pursue a teaching internship at a Japanese high school. Rockwell Automation, Inc. […]