News Categories: 2013

Inc. Hire Power Awards

Optimax was listed at No.18 on Inc. magazine’s second annual Hire Power awards for creating jobs in New York State. The awards are based on job creation figures and Optimax added more than 40 jobs in

Employee Spotlight: Tom Starin

Title: Accountant Experience: Revenue and Profitability Analyst, Xerox Corporation Education: B.S. in Meteorology, Penn State University, MBA in Finance/Accounting, University of Rochester Fun Facts: My favorite thing to do: See new places, which include annual ski trips and weekend getaways. The one thing I can’t live without: Snow. I love a snowy day. One thing

Innovation: Optimax Sponsors Slope Tolerance Webinar

Optical Society of America: Surface Slope Tolerances This webinar will describe the effects of surface slope errors – concentrating on the “mid spatial frequency” region – on image quality, and will describe methods for determining tolerances for surface slope. Presented by John Rogers, Ph.D., Synopsys Sponsored by Optimax &nbsp

On the Road: Optifab

SPIE Optifab is the largest optical fabrication event in North America, and it only happens every other year. When: October 14-17 Where: Rochester Riverside Convention Center Rochester, NY Visit Optimax at Booth 503 Featuring: Stop by to see an extreme freeform fused silica optic that we will have on display &nbsp

What’s New: Asphere Production Cell

What: Precision asphere manufacturing lean cell Capabilities: This will allow us to create rotational symmetric aspheric lenses in production quantities. These types of lenses are used in imaging systems to reduce, size and weight while improving overall system performance. When: Cell will be operational end of

Optimax Supports the National Photonics Initiative

Optimax is proud to support and help drive the National Photonics Initiative seeking to raise awareness of photonics – the application of light – and drive US funding and investment. To learn more about this initiative and help support visit the National Photonics website 

Jimmy VanKouwenberg Wins RRPC Education Award

The RRPC Education Award went to James Van Kouwenberg, training coordinator and master optician at Optimax Systems (Ontario, NY), for “inspiring students to embrace Optics, Photonics, and Imaging sciences and guiding them in career development.”

Optimax expands coating facility

Optimax has completed a new optical coating facility that is the third and final phase of a $10 million project that has created more than 50 jobs. Read More

Experts: B+L layoffs shouldn’t hurt local optics industry

Optics and imaging has changed immensely over years, but one thing is for certain — Rochester is at its epicenter. Read More

Summer Optics Sizzle Camp

Under the guidance of local optics professional and educators, 26 high school students from East, Gates Chili and Greece Olympia are getting hands-on experience in the optics field. Watch Now &nbsp

Optimax completes coating facility expansion

Optimax has completed the third and final phase of a $10 million optical coating facility project that has created more than 50 jobs

Optimax Completes Coating Facility Expansion

The third and final phase of a $10 million, 4000-sq-ft expansion of Optimax System Inc.’s optical coating facility is now complete, providing space for more than 50 additional employees. Read full story

Optimax finishes $10 million expansion

Optimax announced it has completed an optical coating facility, the final phase of a $10 million expansion project that started in 2011 and has created more than 50 jobs

Optimax Named to Inc.’s list of fastest-growing private firms

More than 20 companies from the Rochester region made Inc. magazine’s list of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing companies. Optimax ranked 3,

2013 NAVY Tap Forum: Importance of Small Business

Learn from Navy leaders about the success rates commercialization, and hear from congressional members on the importance of small business to the economy

Funding for University Research Grants

Being a leader and active participant in the optics industry allows Optimax to give back through local activities and educational outreach focused on cutting-edge technology and processes. Each year we give back to our university affiliate partners with the opportunity to apply for grants.  We are pleased to congratulate the following recipients:   University of