TechHelp Executive Director, Steve Hatten

Steve Hatten

TechHelp Executive Director - Boise State COBE

Office Location:

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: 208-426-3689
Fax: 208-426-2185
Cell Phone: 208-863-4258

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. He worked with hundreds of Idaho manufacturing companies and startups.

Steve is a mechanical and manufacturing systems engineer with a range of experience in engineering and manufacturing environments. After completing his Master’s Degree at Stanford, he worked 13 years in the aerospace industry where he developed skills in mechanical design, design for manufacturability and manufacturing process improvement. Steve enjoys using all of those skills with Idaho inventors and manufacturers.

Steve is a strong advocate of integrated engineering solutions to streamline manufacturing, especially with the use of cross-organizational teams. At Boeing he led a team that made significant reductions in product design, fabrication, and test cycle time.

Steve has a passion for introducing and improving product development services for Idaho manufacturers, including product design, prototyping and management tools to improve product development processes. Steve is a member of TechHelp’s Lean Team and leads workshops and Lean transformations with Idaho manufacturers.


Product Development
Lean Enterprise
Innovation Engineering Management Systems (IEMS)


Lean Trainer


BSME University of Idaho
MSMSE Stanford University
Currently completing IEMS Black Belt

Steve’s Blog Posts

Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, Lt. Governor Brad Little Announce October as Idaho Manufacturing Month

The proclamation signing kicks of a variety of events across the state to highlight opportunities in the manufacturing sector  BOISE, Idaho—Thursday, October 1, 2015—On Thursday, October 1, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter proclaimed October “Idaho Manufacturing Month.” During a signing ceremony in the Governor’s Ceremonial Office, Lt. Governor Brad Little was joined by members of the […]

TechHelp Executive Director, Steve Hatten

Breaking News – Magic Valley Region Receives a Boost With “Manufacturing Community” Designation

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced 12 new communities that have received designations under the Obama Administration’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative which is designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing in communities nationwide by supporting the development of long-term economic development strategies. Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Jay […]

TechHelp Executive Director, Steve Hatten

SWI-MA Quarterly Meeting – Demystifying 3D Printing & More

Join the Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Association on Friday, May 1 from 9 – 10:30am at the University of Phoenix, Meridian Campus to learn more about 3D printing and what it can do for your business. Brian Hoffmann, from Intermountain 3D will join me, Steve Hatten, to share information and case studies on what 3D printing is and is not, […]

TechHelp Executive Director, Steve Hatten

Intermountain 3D Grand Opening Open House

Join us for Intermountain 3D Grand Opening March 12!

TechHelp Executive Director, Steve Hatten

President Obama Visits the New Product Development Lab at Boise State

By Steve Hatten, Executive Director of TechHelp The President of the United States visited the New Product Development Lab at Boise State. On Wednesday January 21, 2015, Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, on the day after his sixth State of the Union Address, decided to visit a nondescript lab on the 4th […]