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’s primary goal is to make Idaho manufacturers, processors, and inventors aware of TechHelp programs, services and training they can use to improve their global competitiveness. Bill communicates with TechHelp clients 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 was certified 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 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 from the Boise State College of Business & Economics.

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

Schedule Your Meeting with an Idaho Trade Office Manager from Taiwan or China

The State of Idaho operates trade offices in China, Southeast Asia, and Mexico to help Idaho companies succeed in key international markets. Idaho’s State Trade Office is currently scheduling appointments with the state’s China trade office manager, Tara Qu, as well as the Taiwan trade office manager, Eddie Yen, who will visit Idaho in July/June […]


Fresh Air Manufacturing Seeks New General Manager

The folks at Fresh Air Manufacturing (FAMCO) in Meridian, ID have been great friends and supporters of TechHelp over the years.  When we recently learned that FAMCO is looking for a new General Manager, we wanted to let the manufacturing community know of this opportunity to work at such a great company. FAMCO is seeking […]


Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities Open for Idaho MFG Day 2018

On October 16-17, 2018, The Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance (SWI-MA) Celebrates MFG DAY With: A PROCLAMATION from the Governor naming October as Idaho Manufacturing Month A VIP RECEPTION and AWARDS PRESENTATION including SWI-MA members, expo exhibitors, manufacturers, industry supporters, legislators and regional dignitaries “MADE HERE!” EXPO (10/17), Free & Open to the Public! Featuring exhibitors showcasing the products they […]


SWI-MA Quarterly Meeting & Tour May 4 at Boise State

Driving Competitiveness with a Lean Approach to Manufacturing and Product Development Pictures & Vids from Event TechHelp is looking forward to hosting the Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance Quarterly Meeting and Tour at Boise State on May 4. The event will feature Gregg Lynde of TechHelp’s Operational Excellence Team and Ryan Gray, President of SGW Designworks. […]


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 […]


I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference & Expo

  Learn More or Register Online Download PDF Agenda The I-90 Corridor from Moses Lake to Central Montana is a growing part of the aerospace supply chain. Make plans today to be part of this surge by attending the 2018 I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference & Expo on April 25-26 in Spokane, Washington. The event is presented by the Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium […]


SWI-MA Members are invited to tour the brand new CS Beef Packers facility in Kuna, Idaho. The tour will take place from 10-11:30 am on Wednesday, March 14. CS Beef Packers is located 17365 S. Cole Rd. Kuna, Idaho.  In May of 2017, CS Beef completed construction and commenced operations on the most modern, state of […]


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. […]


The Connected Enterprise – with Tom O’Reilly of Rockwell Automation

Tom O’Reilly, Vice President, Global Business Development at Rockwell Automation shared his thoughts on “The Connected Enterprise” during a talk at the Boise State University College of Business & Economics on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. One of my biggest takeaways from the event was how Operations Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) are merging at the […]


Idaho Transportation Department Drives The Innovation Fast Lane

Dave O’Connell, Gene Hamacher, and Gregg Lynde (L-R above) of TechHelp’s Operational Excellence (OE) Team have been honored to work with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) on the organization’s Innovation and Leadership Transformation. In 2014, ITD was spurred by a vision to operate in a more business-like manner and motivated by funding shortfalls to launch a strategy to engage […]