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We are a world leader in high precision optical manufacturing, delivering custom optics to a wide range of innovators around the globe. Meeting these goals demands the right people. Teamwork, adaptability, and an enthusiastic approach to problem-solving are central to the Optimax culture. But what unites all our employees best is a hunger to continuously learn. We strive to find driven individuals who are committed to lifelong learning; who will continue to add value in their work throughout long and successful careers.



Homer Gauthier

Optimax Employee: M. Umber

Homer Gauthier, born in 1923, was a member of the U.S. Army’s 87th Infantry Division from 1942 to 1945. He belonged to the 34th Infantry Regiment, K Company, which was also known as “The Golden Acorn”. His training began in Camp McCain, MS, moved to Tennessee and ended at Fort Jackson, SC. Gauthier was deployed to the European theater in 1944 where he saw combat in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. Gauthier was on the front in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded by Nazi artillery in the Argon Forest in Germany, for which he received the Purple Heart. Gauthier also received the Good Conduct medal as well as theater and victory awards. He carried shrapnel in his leg until the day of his death on April 10, 2000.

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