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

Women in Skilled Manufacturing Apprenticeships & Careers

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



If your company is trying to manufacture best-in-class quality food products, this program is for YOU! Join Food Scientist Catherine Cantley of TechHelp and the University of Idaho for a fascinating exploration of the sensory side of food production.

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 […]


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 […]

Idaho Unveils COVID -19 Business Impact Survey Executive Report

The Idaho Department of Commerce in partnership with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture recently conducted a Business Impact Survey in relation to COVID-19. The survey opened on April 14, 2020, and closed on April 23rd, 2020.

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]