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
williammullane@techhelp.org

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.

Expertise
Marketing & Communication
Program Development
e-commerce
International Business
Innovation Engineering Management Systems

Education
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

Manufacturing Matters Expo 2017

Join Gene Hamacher and Shelly Gillis of TechHelp’s North Idaho Office for the Manufacturing Matters 2017 Expo in  Spokane.

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Idaho’s Rekluse Featured in American Manufacturing Hero Video

In the year 2002, a broken motorcycle clutch gave Al Youngwerth an idea. New products always start with an idea. The difference between most people and a person like Al, though, is that he did something about his idea for a better clutch.  Fifteen years later,  the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) of the  National Institute of […]

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Apprenticeship Programs Gain Traction in Idaho

As Idaho’s need for skilled workers grows, more and more companies and workers are exploring apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship Idaho is a statewide initiative to assist employers in developing registered apprenticeship programs as part of their overall talent development strategy. The Program is a collaborative effort among state agencies, workforce training centers, and industry partners, including the Southwest Idaho […]

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Sponsorship Open for MFG Day 2017

Download a Sponsorship Flyer Register to Be MFG Day 2017 Sponsor The Idaho MFG Month Kickoff Event for 2017 is going to be BIG, HUGE, FANTASTIC!  Be one of the first to put your organization’s name on this by becoming an event sponsor.  If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Tiffany Engler of […]

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Idaho Inventor Launches POOF Ninja Flyer with Alex Brands

TechHelp recently wrote about the development of the Poof Fling Flyer toy that was invented by Doug Gaus, of Innovation in Mind, LLC. Doug is a long-time friend of the TechHelp New Product Development Team who is an inventor, new product developer, and new product consultant. After years of refining the Fling Flyer, Doug licensed the product […]

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Aim High – TechHelp Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Course Begins April 20 in Twin Falls

SIGN UP SOON TO SAVE YOUR SEAT! In order to provide a quality training experience and plenty of personal attention, we limit registration to only 20 seats for this course.   To register and pay with a credit card, click the button below: To Register and request an invoice, click the button below: (Invoice must be […]

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India’s Consul General Ashok Visits Treasure Valley

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 […]

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CNBC’s “Blue Collar Millionaires” Featured Idaho’s Titan of Towing, Chuck Ceccarelli

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 […]

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Good Bye and Good Luck to NPD Legend – Chris Brown

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 […]

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You Don’t Have to Travel Far to Find Innovation in Idaho

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 […]

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