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
williammullane@techhelp.org

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.

Expertise
Marketing & Communication
Program Development
e-commerce
International Business
Innovation Engineering Management Systems

Education
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

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 UPDATE FOR IDAHO MANUFACTURERS – TUESDAY, MAY 12

The Southwest Idaho Manufacturers Alliance is hosting a zoom meeting for manufacturers to discuss issues/problems most pertinent to them on Wednesday, 5/13 at 11 am MDT.
https://members.swi-ma.org/organizational-events/Details/manufacturer-roundtable-zoom-meeting-210859?sourceTypeId=Website

COVID UPDATE FOR IDAHO MANUFACTURERS – WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

TechHelp, as part of the National Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), can assist manufacturers with most business operations and workforce needs including product design & development, food manufacturing & safety, plant operational issues, business continuity, supply chain issues, and supplier scouting/matchmaking.

COVID Update for Idaho Manufacturers – Thursday, April 30

Governor Brad Little reveals plan do distribute cash grants to small businesses. FDA provides guidance on use of face masks in food processing plants. April 30 – Gov. Brad Little […]

TCC LOOKING FOR COLLABORATORS ON VENTILATOR DEVICE

The NASA Jet Propulsion Lab has invented, designed, and tested a new low-cost, pre-ICU, easy to build ventilator device. They are expected to gain FDA Emergency Use Authorization soon.

TechHelp COVID Update for Friday, April 24

April 24 – Idaho announces a plan for reopening the economy.Governor Brad Little has established a data-driven approach to opening up Idaho’s economy. April 24 –  “Support Local Gems” initiative. On […]

TechHelp COVID Update for Tuesday, April 14

TechHelp, as part of the National Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), can assist manufacturers with most business operations and workforce needs including product design & development, food manufacturing & safety, plant operational issues, business continuity, supply chain issues, and supplier scouting/matchmaking.

Request for Proposals for Critically-Needed Ventilator Consumables

America Makes alerted us to an immediate need for ventilator consumables and decontamination and sterilization technologies. Without these items, the supply of ventilators to answer the severe shortage is at risk.

Idaho PPE Exchange Connects Suppliers & Buyers of Personal Protective Equipment

Idaho PPE Exchange Connects Suppliers & Buyers of Personal Protective Equipment

TechHelp COVID Update for Thursday, April 9

TechHelp, as part of the National Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), can assist manufacturers with most business operations and workforce needs including product design & development, food manufacturing & safety, plant operational issues, […]