Trip to Namibia with SETI Institute

Here’s your chance to take a two-week safari to a spectacular West African land of dark skies, deserts, meteorites, and megafauna – accompanied by SETI Institute CEO, Bill Diamond. 

MWT Associates is offering this exceptional tour May 15-31, 2017. 

This is sure to be one of the most coveted experiences you’ll ever have.  As space is limited, you are encouraged to sign up soon. 

You can find the itinerary and further information here: http://melitatrips.com/destinations/New/Namibia.html


Bill Diamond is the President and CEO of the SETI Institute.

He has over 20 years of experience in the photonics and optical communications industry, and a decade in X-ray and semiconductor processing technologies. His corporate background spans the spectrum from venture-backed start-ups to Fortune 100 multinationals, with responsibilities ranging from engineering and operations to sales, marketing, product management and CEO positions.

Most recently, Diamond was Vice President of Sales for Oclaro, Inc. where he led the company’s penetration in optical networking of the rapidly-evolving Web 2.0 Data Center market.  Prior to that, he was Vice President of Product Management for optical amplifiers, ROADM, high bit-rate modules, and micro-optics at Oclaro, culminating in the successful divestiture of several of these businesses to II-VI.

Bill was CEO of WaveSplitter Technologies, raising over $75M in investment capital for the company’s development of optical waveguides in one of the world’s first 8-inch Silicon PLC wafer fabs.  He also held CEO positions at DenseLight Semiconductor in Singapore, and Xradia, Inc, (now part of Zeiss) in Concord, California where he led a team that developed the world’s highest resolution X-ray microscopes, as well as manufacturing the only commercially available zone-plate lenses for focusing X-ray beams.

Bill Diamond holds a B.A. in physics from Holy Cross College and a masters in business administration from Georgetown University.

Learn more: http://www.seti.org/seti-institute/staff/bill-diamond