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 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 from the Boise State College of Business & Economics. In 2014, Bill began teaching and continues to teach a section of International Managment 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.

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

Smart Manufacturing – Robotics/Automation/AI Workshop at Boise State September 5

You are invited to join TechHelp, Intel, and NexCOBOT for a workshop at Boise State University that will focus on the current and future state of robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and automation in Idaho. Attendees will be invited to learn from industry leaders and to discuss how we can build an environment that supports the growth of these important technologies in Idaho.


Save The Date – 2019 I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference & Expo in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

The 2019 I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference & Expo is scheduled to run in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on May 28-29 at the spectacular CdA Resort. Make sure to put this important event on your calendar and kick Spring off with some fun in the Panhandle of North Idaho.


STEP Grant Funding for International Expansion

Looking for grant funding to assist with international expansion? Idaho Commerce anticipates the next round of the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant funding will be awarded to states late this summer or early fall.  The STEP program makes funds available to qualifying Idaho companies for international marketing campaigns to export their products. Commerce’s goal is […]


NexCOBOT – Robot Control Lab Opens at Boise State College of Engineering

TechHelp was thrilled to play a role in working with a host of partners to create the new Robot Control Lab at the Boise State College of Engineering.  Thanks to a generous gift of robotics to Boise State University’s College of Engineering from NexCOBOT, the university celebrated the dedication and opening of the NexCOBOT – Idaho […]


Complete Western Transportation Survey by Sunday, July 15

The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC),  has partnered with the Western Transportation Institute (WTI)  to better understand shipping/transportation issues for the small and medium enterprises in the West.  To better understand these issues/challenges, MMEC has developed a survey that should take five to seven minutes to complete. The survey results should help WTI document transportation challenges and help policymakers […]


RSVP for SWIMA Tour of Drill Pro International in Caldwell by July 16

Join the Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance for a site tour of Drill Pro International in Caldwell, Idaho on Wednesday, July 18th at 10 am


Teton Machine Unveils New Facility!

Teton Machine Company cut the ribbon on a gorgeous new production facility next door to their old plant in Payette, Idaho on Wednesday, June 13.  The old Teton facility was about 14,000 sq ft with 10,000 of manufacturing space.  The new facility is 30,000 sq ft with 25,000 of manufacturing space. The new facility is […]


Jillian Walin and Dylan Rolleigh Join TechHelp New Product Development Team at Boise State

TechHelp welcomes Jillian Walin and Dylan Rolleigh to the New Product Development Team at the Boise State College of Engineering. While pursuing her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Jillian looks forward to using her product development knowledge and skills to help Idaho entrepreneurs design and develop consumer products.  Jillian is ready to help Idaho inventors drive their […]


Southwest Idaho Manufacturer’s Alliance Hosts Successful Quarterly Meeting at Boise State

The Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance hosted its Quarterly Meeting and Tour at Boise State on May 4, the final day of the Spring semester.  The event featured presentations by Gregg Lynde of TechHelp’s Operational Excellence Team, Ryan Gray, President of SGW Designworks, and David Estrada of the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering at Boise […]


Registration Ends June 29 for Governor Otter’s Trade Mission to Canada – October 1-4, 2018

REGISTER HERE The current NAFTA renegotiations and tariff impositions may be creating a lack of clarity concerning the Canadian market. This situation provides a great opportunity to meet with your current or potential partners/customers and develop a strategy to alleviate the tariffs and come up with a joint approach to improve your bottom line. We […]