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
In addition to personal business counseling, Idaho Small Business Development Center offices throughout the state host a variety of valuable workshops and events. One topic that caught our attention recently was Cybersecurity. Nearly every day we hear stories of how various cyber attacks can put individuals and businesses in peril. It is astounding that 60% of small businesses […]
Join Gene Hamacher and Shelly Gillis of TechHelp’s North Idaho Office for the Manufacturing Matters 2017 Expo in Spokane on September 26-27, 2017. Presented by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Manufacturing Matters EXPO features exhibitors from the Inland Northwest’s leading job shops, contract manufacturers, metal suppliers, logistics and freight companies, along with educational breakout sessions and cross-industry networking […]
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 […]
The Idaho Department of Commerce has announced that the next round of State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant funding will be awarded to states late summer or early fall. In anticipation of this potential award, Commerce is asking interested companies to complete STEP applications on or before August 7, 2017 for eligible projects occurring between […]
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 […]
TechHelp Manufacturing Specialists pride themselves on delivering world-class services to local companies in Idaho. But sometimes, the world comes calling. In May of 2017, Manufacturing Specialist, Gene Hamacher, of TechHelp and the University of Idaho provided the Keynote presentation at “Productivity Now!” a Seminar and Workshop of Operational Excellence in Concepcion, Chile. Hamacher is based […]
Join Gene Hamacher and Shelly Gillis of TechHelp’s North Idaho Office for the Manufacturing Matters 2017 Expo in Spokane.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]