News Categories: 2016

The RRPC Leadership Award

The RRPC Leadership Award recipient for 2016 is Rick Plympton, CEO of Optimax Systems, for working with fellow members and the community to promote the Rochester Region’s Optics, Photonics and Imaging Industry. Plympton is recognized for his career work with the regional and national optics, photonics and imaging industries. In his position as a board member with the New York Photonics cluster, Plympton has initiated strategies, helped fund initiatives and promoted New York’s OPI industry for nearly two decades

FAME 10 Year Award

In 2017 FAME celebrated its 10 year anniversary and Mike Mandina received special recognition for chairing the organization for 10 years

Optimax Makes Rochester Chamber Top 100

The Rochester Chamber Top 100, marking its 30th year, is a program of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and KPMG. Since 1988, each annual Top 100 has ranked the area’s private companies based on dollar and percentage revenue increases over the past three fiscal years, with a minimum of $1 million in annual saleshttps://www.optimaxsi.com/news/optimax-makes-rochester-chamber-top-

Optimax CEO Rick Plympton Receives RRPC Leadership Award

The RRPC Leadership Award recipient for 2016 is Rick Plympton, CEO of Optimax Systems, for working with fellow members and the community to promote the Rochester Region’s Optics, Photonics and Imaging Industry. Plympton is recognized for his career work with the regional and national optics, photonics and imaging industries. In his position as a boardhttps://www.optimaxsi.com/news/optimax-ceo-rick-plympton-receives-rrpc-leadership-award

Rochester area firms make Inc. 5000 list

Twenty-one local firms have made Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America

Optimax Makes Inc. 5000 List

Optimax has had a three-year growth of 40% and finds itself on the list of the fastest growing companies in America

Photonics jobs: Preparing today for future openings

There are three things anyone in Rochester can do right now to better position themselves for a photonics job in the future

Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experience program teaches students to explore STEM opportunities

Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experience students tour Optimax Systems Inc. to learn how they can use science, technology, engineering and manufacturing skills in their careers. &nbsp

Optimax CFO Tom Kelly Wins RBJ Financial Exec of Year

Five financial executives from the business and non-profit sectors were winners Thursday at the 2016 Financial Executive of the Year Award event

College Grads: Be Ready for Job Search

  Optimax hires 20 interns for the summer, about two-thirds from colleges and a third from high schools as part of the FAME 5% pledge.   &nbsp

Chicago’s DMDII Is Putting $12M Into Augmented Reality

The Rochester Institute of Technology, Harbec, Optimax, and OptiPro will make virtual shop floor instruction guides with AR, and capture data to improve future manufacturing processes

Technology for Starshot Program Could be Developed in Rochester

        Some of those catch ups could happen right here in Rochester. Photonics require optics. And when it comes to moving objects with a beam of light, Optimax is already working technology &nbsp

Strengthening Team Member Performance Through Peer Reviews

How does one make a performance review system that honor both the needs of the employee and the company? For Optimax the answer is team-based performance review.         &nbsp

GET A JOB: Finger Lakes Works does just that — works

Finger Lakes Works helped Nelson Clark, who now has a successful career working at Optimax, and David Pike, who asked a simple question “What do I have to do to get hired?” find jobs at Optimax. &nbsp

Six named for HR executive honors

Six local human resources executives will be honored at the third annual HR Executive of the Year Awards, sponsored by the Rochester affiliate of the National Human Resource Association, including Ale’ Mendoza, HR Manager, Optimax. Read More

FLCC FAME Scholarship Winner

Instrumentation and control technologies major Clay Tietjen of Penn Yan received the FAME award of $1,000. He is shown with FAME’s Rick Plympton ’83, chief executive officer of Optimax Systems, Inc., on the left, and on the right, Sam Samanta, professor of physics at

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M&T Bank Features Optimax in New Campaign

Understanding “What’s Important” campaign for M&T bank features Optimax CFO Tom Kelly

Optimax Named a Top Workplace

    Optimax named #7 for midsize business on the D&C Rochester Top Workplaces for 2016. The third year for receiving the award, as based on our employees feedback