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
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1656
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
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
Lean Enterprise Certificate Program Develops Internal Lean Champions! Classes begin March 13th, 2017 in the Spokane/Post Falls area. Register Here Download a Flyer Here Companies that realize sustained success implementing Lean know that developing their employees’ capabilities to lead continuous improvement efforts is key to that success. The Lean Enterprise Certificate Program arms participants with […]
Members of Boise’s Economic Development Community met with The Consul General Of India, Venkatesan Ashok, at the SBDC Accelerator in Boise on Wednesday, February 1st. Based in the Silicon Valley of San Francisco, the Consul General was on his first visit to Idaho’s Treasure Valley. He was accompanied by Karen Parnell of the Idaho State Department […]
Above, NPD Lab Manager, Blake Pachner (Center), of TechHelp and Boise State provides a Lab tour to a group from Sakae Casting Co., LTD and Salefull USA, Inc. of Japan. The TechHelp Team at the New Product Development Lab on the fourth floor of Boise State’s College of Engineering quietly provided design and prototyping services to inventors and […]
Chuck Ceccarelli of In The Ditch Towing Products and Idaho Wrecker Sales out of Mountain Home, Idaho was featured on CNBC’s Blue Collar Millionaires show on Wednesday, February 1st. You can see the full episode online here. Chuck Ceccarelli is one of Idaho’s most exciting, creative and energetic business leaders. He and his talented team make products for the towing industry […]
During the final week of November, 2016 TechHelp New Product Development Lab Student Employee and Boise State Mechanical Engineering Senior, Chris Brown, seemed to be everywhere. Monday, a group of TechHelp visitors met him at Rekluse Motor Sports while viewing that company’s Robotic CNC tenders. On Tuesday, there he was working on an NPD Project for Versabuilt, a company that […]
Most U.S. citizens would probably not consider a government agency with an annual budget of around $700 million and some 1,700 employees to be a hotbed of efficiency and innovation. They don’t know the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). Amazingly, this government agency was chosen by the Idaho Technology Council as a finalist for its 2016 […]
Don’t miss this month’s Fireside Chat with the Innovation Collective on December 14th at 6:00pm at the Cellar, 317 Sherman Ave in Coeur d’Alene, ID. The speakers will be, Brad Dugdale, (NIC Foundation board member, obsessive reader and financial markets guru), and Nick Smoot of the IC (tech investor, 3x startup founder and startup trends […]
Don’t miss the Fall Seminar Series provided by TechHelp partner, Intermountain 3D , at 9225 Chinden Blvd, Suite F, in Boise, Idaho. All seminars are free of charge and will run from 8-9:30am. Continental breakfast will be served. Interested parties may register for a single event or all three. Seating is limited. September 21 – Scan Based Design This […]
Do you know which country will lead the world in manufacturing in 2020? You might be surprised. Manufacturing will remain the strongest differential when countries are rated on their competitiveness. A new study on future global competitiveness, by Deloitte Global and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, predicts that the U.S. will dislodge China as the most […]
Thanks to Governor Butch Otter for declaring October as Manufacturing Month in Idaho! The Southwest Idaho Manufactures’ Alliance (SWI-MA) will celebrate with a Kickoff Event & Manufacturing Expo on Wednesday, October 5 from 11:30am – 3:00pm at 3568 E Lanark St in Meridian, ID. The day begins with a Special Student Expo featuring the Micron STEMbus, from 9:30am – 12:30pm. The Expo will feature manufacturing […]