Staff Pages

  • TechHelp Executive Director, Steve Hatten

    Steve Hatten

    TechHelp Executive Director - Boise State COBE

    Steve Hatten is the Executive Director of TechHelp based at Boise State University. Steve served as a Manufacturing Specialist and the New Product Development Manager for TechHelp since 2000.

  • Food & Dairy specialist, Jeff Kronenberg of TechHelp and the University of Idaho

    Jeff Kronenberg

    Food & Dairy Processing Team Leader - U of I Boise

    Over the past 30 years Jeff has held positions in operations and corporate quality, productivity, food safety, HACCP, and health & safety with Frito-Lay, the J.R. Simplot Company, PowerBar, AIB International, and University of Idaho.

  • Paula Peterman

    Food & Dairy Processing Team Member - U of I Boise

    Paula is TechHelp’s friendly face and voice at the University of Idaho College of Engineering at the Idaho Water Center in Boise. Paula works closely with TechHelp staff based at the U of I.

  • Dave O'Connell

    Dave O’Connell

    Operational Excellence Team Leader - Idaho State University College of Business - Pocatello

    David O’Connell is TechHelp’s Manufacturing Specialist in Eastern Idaho based at the Idaho State University College of Business.

  • Gregg Lynde

    Gregg Lynde

    Operational Excellence Team Member - Boise State COBE

    Gregg Lynde is TechHelp’s Manufacturing Specialist in Southwest Idaho based at the Boise State University College of Business and Economics.
    Gregg was introduced to advanced manufacturing & engineering practices early in his career at Boeing Aerospace and then ultimately trained in Quality & Lean at Boeing Commercial Airplane Company.

  • Gene Hamacher of TechHelp and the University of Idaho.

    Gene Hamacher

    Operational Excellence Team Member - U of I Research Park, Post Falls

    Gene Hamacher is a Techhelp Manufacturing Specialist based at the University of Idaho Research Center in Post Falls.

  • Blake Pachner

    New Product Development Lab Manager - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Blake Pachner is the Manager of the New Product Development Lab in the Micron Engineering Building at Boise State.

  • Blaise Lawless

    New Product Development Specialist - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Blaise Lawless lends an artist’s eye and steady hand to the new product development team at Boise State University. He is dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs design and develop unique and meaningful ideas to bring to market.

  • Dan Brown of the TechHelp New Product Development Team at Boise State.

    Dan Brown

    Consumer Product Development Engineer - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Micron Engineering Building Room 413 at Belmont & Manitou 1020 S Manitou Ave, Boise ID 83725 Phone: 208-426-5635 danbrown@techhelp.org Dan Brown has joined the TechHelp New Product Development Team in the Boise State NPD Lab as a Consumer Product Development Engineer. Dan will help Idaho manufacturers and inventors assess, design, prototype and build new products. Dan is in his second year […]

  • Isaac Trussell

    Consumer Product Development Engineer - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Micron Engineering Building – Room 413 1020 S Manitou Ave, Boise ID 83725 Belmont & Manitou Phone: 208-426-5635 isaactrussell@techhelp.org Isaac Trussell joined the TechHelp Team at the Boise State New Product Development Lab in January of 2017. Isaac is Mechanical Engineering Student who loves learning and gaining new experience.  He looks forward to helping inventors who need […]

  • Shelly Gillis

    Shelly Gillis

    Program Adviser - U of I Research Park, Post Falls

    Shelly is TechHelp’s energetic,”can do” person. Besides managing office and admin duties at the TechHelp office in Boise, she also helps coordinate statewide events, provides assistance with client training & business development and can answer any questions you might have about TechHelp and the MEP mission in Idaho.

  • Business Manager, Robert Buel

    Robert Buel

    HQ Business Operations Manager - Boise State COBE

    Robert Buel joined TechHelp in November 2012 as the department’s Business Operations Manager. He enjoys assisting clients in reaching goals and objectives related to sales and productivity, profitability and industry penetration

  • Bill Mullane

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

    Bill’s primary goal is to make Idaho manufacturers, processors and inventors aware of TechHelp services and workshops they can use to improve their global competitiveness.

  • Jennifer Buel

    Office Manager - Boise State COBE

    Physical Location Boise State University 2nd Floor of Micron Business & Economics Building 2360 W University Drive, Boise, ID 83725 Mailing Address: 1910 University Drive Boise, ID 83725-1656 Phone: 208-426-3767 Email: jenniferbuel@techhelp.org Jennifer Buel has worked several years providing business support in healthcare and university settings.  She enjoys working as a collaborative team member to […]

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