From offices in Boise, Post Falls, Twin Falls, and Pocatello, TechHelp Specialists help Idaho manufacturers, food processors and entrepreneurs improve their competitiveness through continuous product and process innovation.

Steve Hatten

Executive Director

Department: Headquarters @ Boise State COBE
Experience: 20 Years
2nd Floor of Micron Business & Economics Building at 2360 W University Drive, Boise, ID 83725
Mailing Address:
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1656
Fax: 208-426-2185
Cell Phone: 208-863-4258

All About Steve Hatten

Steve Hatten is the Executive Director of TechHelp based at Boise State University. Steve served as a Manufacturing Specialist and the New Product Development Manager for TechHelp since 2000. He worked with hundreds of Idaho manufacturing companies and startups.

Steve is a mechanical and manufacturing systems engineer with a range of experience in engineering and manufacturing environments. After completing his Master’s Degree at Stanford, he worked 13 years in the aerospace industry where he developed skills in mechanical design, design for manufacturability and manufacturing process improvement. Steve enjoys using all of those skills with Idaho inventors and manufacturers.

Steve is a strong advocate of integrated engineering solutions to streamline manufacturing, especially with the use of cross-organizational teams. At Boeing he led a team that made significant reductions in product design, fabrication, and test cycle time.

Steve has a passion for introducing and improving product development services for Idaho manufacturers, including product design, prototyping and management tools to improve product development processes. Steve is a member of TechHelp’s Lean Team and leads workshops and Lean transformations with Idaho manufacturers.

Steve's Expertise, Skills & Education


Product Development
Lean Enterprise
Innovation Engineering Management Systems (IEMS)


Lean Trainer


BSME University of Idaho
MSMSE Stanford University
Currently completing IEMS Black Belt

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