Honjas, BillStatus: Adjunct Research Associate
President & CEO
200 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501
Bill Honjas co-founded Optim and holds a M.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Nevada, Reno. His responsibilities at Optim are Strategic Vision, Sales, Technology and Marketing Integration, Commercial Applications Development and Analysis, Technical Presentation and Client Relations. Mr. Honjas' career responsibilities have increased from being Project and Logistics Manager for the NRDC USA-USSR Nuclear Test Ban Verification Project during 1988 to being Director of Network Operations, Global Seismic Monitoring, at Scripps Institute in 1994. Mr. Honjas then accepted an offer to become Geophysical Division Director and Sr. Project Geophysicist for William Lettis & Associates (WLA), a prominent Bay Area geo-sciences consulting firm. During July of 1998 Mr. Honjas formed Optim with Dr. Satish Pullammanappallil. Mr. Honjas first procured private capital to seed the company and then successfully petitioned to have Optim placed into the Technology Incubator at the University of Nevada. Three months later, Optim launched its first commercial software product, SeisOptŪ @2D. Other commercial products and services were released soon thereafter. Mr. Honjas then increased the value of Optim by securing Optim's Intellectual Property, procuring software bundling agreements, creating a network of international sales representatives, and implementing a net-based marketing strategy. Most recently Mr. Honjas expanded Optim's product and service offerings while maintaining its focus by launching its SeisOptŪ Net-Based ProcessingTM Center, and providing its clients with complete hardware/software solutions to meet their seismic data processing needs.
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