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Optimax helps its customers prove that great people can do great things with the right technology and support.

We leverage our optics manufacturing technology for programs that benefit mankind and projects that defend our freedom. Our know-how, innovation, and speed enable quicker production of precision optics to meet emerging market needs. Some of the most sophisticated programs in the world trust Optimax to produce the most complex optics reliably.

Since Optimax was founded in 1991, optics have been behind enormous progress in technologies as diverse as fiber optic telecommunications, solid-state lighting, digital photography, displays, and diagnostic medicine. We have worked key programs in aerospace, government research, and defense, and our customers’ successes have fueled our growth.

That growth has meant continual investment in:
Optimax Innovation
Technical Expertise
Our Culture

The Optimax Mission

Enabling customer success and employee prosperity.

Optimax Leadership

Optimax’s unique corporate culture of teamwork and innovation provides a dynamic work environment. We embrace a teal culture which means the organization is shaped by the people and not the objectives of the leaders.

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Optimax Profile

Company Information:

Company Name:
Optimax Systems, Inc.

Company Description:
Optimax's reliability has allowed us to become America’s largest optics prototype manufacturer. Optimax specializes in Asphere, Cylinder, Freeforms, Plano/Flat and Sphere optics in sizes up to 500mm. All parts are manufactured to customer-supplied specifications and include final inspection data.

President: Michael Mandina

CEO: Rick Plympton

Toll-free Phone: 877-396-7846 (USA only)

Phone: 585-265-1066

6367 Dean Parkway
Ontario, NY 14519-8939

Founded: 1991

Facility Size: 120,000 sq. ft.

Employees: 350+

Opticians: 200+

Compliance Information:
  • ITAR (International Traffic and Arms Regulations)
  • EAR (Export Administration Regulations)
  • Dodd-Frank Act (conflict minerals)
  • RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
  • REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances)
  • MIL-I-45208A Quality System
  • Small Business
Registrations & Certifications:

Registered: ISO 9001:2015 certified
US Dept of State: Registered with Directorate of Defense Trade Controls

Encryption: PGP® Desktop Email

D&B: #78-706-4120(Dunn & Bradstreet)

Payment Terms: N30 with approved credit or Credit Card

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High Tech Manufacturing

Optimax’s leading technology and lean manufacturing model is a winning combination. We embrace continuous improvement to achieve our mission to quickly and reliably deliver precision optics with superior quality.

These lean manufacturing processes also mean reduced waste and a consistent level of excellence in our products and customer service. The result? Reliable quality for your most complex optics.

Markets Served

Optimax manufactures precision optical components for a wide variety of applications. We have a proven track record in aerospace and fundamental research and development, and for OEM production projects in semiconductor, military and medical instruments. Optimax is dedicated to supporting projects that require:

Small Volume | Quick Delivery | High Quality
Medical technologies
Military defense
Solar technologies
Digital technologies

Optimax Breaking Ground

On September 26th, 2018, Optimax’s Groundbreaking Ceremony marked the beginning of another facility expansion as part of Optimax’s continuing growth.

Optimax is doubling its size and adding 60,000 sq. ft. to its facility. We are adding 59+ new jobs in the next five years as part of our dedication to growing our workforce. We believe in creating career pathways that are purposeful, satisfying, and rewarding.

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Optimax Systems, Inc. (Optimax) must comply with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) issued by the United States Department of State, Department of Defense Trade Controls. Because of ITAR, the company must limit employment opportunities to the following eligible categories, (1) a citizen or national of the U.S., (2) a lawful permanent resident, (3) citizen admitted as a refugee, or (4) citizen who has been granted asylum.
Optimax is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. Optimax will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.