News Categories: 2018

Optimax featured in the 2018 Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) December Newsletter

Read below the GRE newsletter on how we are committed to growing the Greater Rochester, NY optics industry.

A Biophotonics Revolution

In a recent Photonics Media article, Alexis K.S. Vogt writes about the Biophotonics Revolution and highlights Optimax’s decisions to hire artists, musicians, gamers, and even chefs, because those individuals already possess good hand-eye coordination.

Can you believe it?

Can you believe that it has been two months since we officially broke ground on our new facility expansion? We have some updates for you! Check out our expansion page!

Aspen Institute Job Quality Fellowship

Rick Plympton was honored to be selected to join the Aspen Institutes Job Quality Fellowship for the 2018-2019 class

National Apprenticeship Week

It’s National Apprenticeship Week and our very own apprentices are being recognized by the American Apprentice Initiative of WNY, United Way Buffalo and Erie Counties

Rochester Chamber Top 100

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and KPMG LLP ranked Optimax 36 among the Top 100 Companies in Rochester, NY.

SBC Business Person of the Year Finalist

Rick Plympton and Mike Mandina have been nominated as finalists for the Rochester Small Business Council Business Person of the Year Award

2018 Technology & Manufacturing Awards

This month, Optimax received a 2018 Technology & Manufacturing Award. The Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Awards recognizes and honors organizations and individuals who lead the manufacturing industry in our area.

Read more about the award and the event below

Rochester Business Hall of Fame

Rick Plympton and Mike Mandina inducted into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame. Watch what makes their story a homegrown success

2018 Rochester Business Hall of Fame

The Rochester Business Hall of Fame celebrated its induction of five local business heavyweights this week, including a sweetener manufacturer and the leaders of an breakout optics company

RBJ Manufacturing Workforce Development Award

Optimax received a 2018 Technology & Manufacturing Award. The Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Awards recognizes and honors organizations and individuals who lead the manufacturing industry

Rochester Business Hall of Fame

Rick Plympton and Mike Mandina inducted into the Rochester 2018 Business Hall of Fame

RRPC Education Award-Michael Pomerantz
The RRPC Education Award is given each year to an individual for inspiring students to embrace Optics, Photonics, and Imaging sciences and guiding them in career development. The Education Award recipient for 2018 is Michael Pomerantz.
2018 Rochester Business Hall of Fame Inductees – Mike Mandina & Rick Plympton
Learn how the duo have turned a small optics company that started in a barn into a 350+ enterprise.    
Optimax Expands Facility

Optimax, the largest prototype high precision optics manufacturer in the United States, broke ground on a 60,000 sq. ft. expansion

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