Bill Beck, The Laser Guy, Barco
Bill Beck is a photonics visionary with diverse start-up, general management and technology marketing experience. He has been central to the development and application of laser illumination systems for Digital Cinema and other performance projection applications. Bill supports Barco’s performance projection products as “The Laser Guy”, to commercialize and further develop laser projection for Cinema and other applications in key Barco markets.
Bill co-founded and represents Barco in the Laser Illuminated Projection Association (LIPA) where he has served as past chairman. He frequently writes and presents on the subjects of lasers, laser projection and fiberoptics.
Before joining Barco, Bill founded BTM Consulting, LLC, providing expertise in the laser projection space. Before that, he was founding CEO of Laser Light Engines, a pioneer in the early development of RGB laser illumination for performance projection.
Bill earned a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a member of SMPTE, LIPA, ISDCF, EDCF, OSA and NEFC.