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

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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10 Ways NIST (& TechHelp) Advance Manufacturing

NIST researchers help modern manufacturing reach its full potential. These NIST snapshots include Idaho MEP TechHelp along with two of our favorite companies, Rekluse & Versabuilt. The pictures provide a glimpse into the future of manufacturing: robot arms controlled through virtual reality, cell-based medicine, 3-D metal printing, wireless factory communications, a “digital thread” that electronically […]

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Boise’s K-EDGE Products in Le Tour de France & Twilight Criterium

In addition to growing world class cyclists such as Kristin Armstrong, Boise, Idaho produces top-notch cycling products. Boise’s K-EDGE combines a deep knowledge of cycling with advanced design & manufacturing processes to put products in races from Le Tour de France to the Boise Twilight Criterium. As the best cyclists in the world prepared for the final […]

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UPDATE – Tyler Dale of TechHelp NPD FINDS His Next Great Adventure

Graduation day at Boise State can be a mix of good and bad news for the TechHelp New Product Development (NPD) Team at the Boise State College of Engineering. While staff members celebrate the accomplishment of a colleague earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering they also know it may be time to say goodbye to […]

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Idaho MFG Day 2017 Expo & Job Fair was October 3-4 in Nampa

Thanks to the Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance (SWI-MA),  for kicking off a month of MFG DAY activities with the “Made Here!” Manufacturing Expo and Job Fair at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa on October 3-4.  A VIP Reception on the evening of October 3 was followed by a day-long Manufacturing Expo on October 4 that showcased products MADE HERE […]

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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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