Bill Beck, the Laser Guy Follow @BillTheLaserGuy Bill Beck is a photonics visionary with diverse start-up, general management and technology marketing experience, having founded two companies dedicated to furthering laser illumination technology. As “The Laser Guy,” Bill helped Barco commercialize and further develop laser projection for Cinema and other applications in key markets. Bill retired from Barco at the end of 2017. He holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a member of SMPTE, LIPA, ISDCF, EDCF, OSA and NEFC.