News Categories: 2021

Optimax President Joe Spilman Featured in Greater Rochester Enterprise’s “Why Roc?”

Optimax President Joe Spilman recently interviewed with Greater Rochester Enterprise to discuss the future of Optimax, why Rochester is an optimal location for the optics industry, and how Optimax “carries the Rochester optics flag around the world and beyond” ( Joe stated in the interview, “This is an exciting time at Optimax…Earlier this year we

Optimax CEO Rick Plympton Named to 2022 Class of Optica Fellows
Optimax is honored to announce that our CEO, Rick Plympton, has been named to the Class of 2022 Optica Fellows "for innovative and outstanding business leadership and service to the Society." Optica (formerly OSA)'s board of directors elected 106 members from 24 different countries to the Society’s 2022 Class of Fellows in November 2021. According
Optimax Appoints New President Joseph Spilman

Join us in congratulating Joseph Spilman on being appointed president of Optimax. He is the second president of Optimax in its 30-year history and brings more than 20 years of experience in the optics and photonics industry, including 10 years at Optimax, most recently as the organization’s Director of Sales & Marketing. “It is truly

OPI Focuses on New York State Innovation

Since the beginning of the #optics industry, #NYS has been a leader in the field. Rochester itself is home to over 150 companies that “tap into New York’s expertise in…semiconductors, precision optics, lasers, and aerospace and defense applications”, according to New York State via New York Photonics. Click to learn more about how “OPI Focuses

Alejandro Mendoza Appointed to National Workforce Panel to Advise Biden Administration on Economic Recovery Policies

We’re pleased to announce that Alejandro Mendoza, Human Resources Director at Optimax, has been appointed by National Skills Coalition and Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships to serve on a national Industry Recovery Panel that will advise the Biden administration and Congress on federal recovery policies in the coming months. Different industries have experienced the pandemic in different ways, we need industry specific solutions to build an inclusive recovery.

Optimax’s Innovative Employee Ownership Trust

Learn more about Optimax’s innovative employee ownership trust plan in Rick’s latest interview with The Aspen Institute

Optimax CEO named to 2021 RBJ’s Power 100 List

Optimax CEO Rick Plympton named to 2021 Rochester Business Journal Power 100 List. Learn more about the 2021 Rochester leaders playing a large role in our community

Optimax & NextCorps Latest Grant Partnership

Learn more about our latest partnership with NextCorps to solve challenges in manufacturing some of the world’s most difficult optics.

MCC Roundtable Discussion- Celebrating International Day of Women & Girls in Science

In honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Monroe Community College Optics Club hosted a roundtable discussion about Optics and Photonics and how women play a major role in this field. Optimax Team Member JamieRose participated in the MCC roundtable discussion

Celebrating the International Day of Women & Girls in Science

Jennifer Michels, Optimax Engineer, is featured in Zemax, LLC’s latest blog post celebrating International Day of Women & Girls in Science. “I have always found myself wanting to understand how things work – from house framing, to interferometers, to the human brain. Using scientific principles and math to figure things out brings me a sense of accomplishment and purpose.”

Finger Lakes Features- Optimax Virtual Tour

As we look forward to the light at the end of this coronavirus tunnel, Optimax still believes in the power of career exploration and connecting students and job seekers to careers that they love, that are filled with opportunity, and that will help them build a life of success and fulfillment

An Essential Exchange of Ideas Would Benefit the Optics Industry

“In high-power continuous-wave optics, every aspect of the optical component is important,” said Jessica DeGroote Nelson, director of technology and strategy at Optimax Systems Inc

Finger Lakes Works Presents: Employer Panel for Veterans

Join Finger Lakes Works on Thursday, January 21st, for a virtual Employer Panel for Veterans and their families. Optimax Human Resources Director, Ale’ Mendoza, will present along with Mary Granger from Finger Lakes Health and Todd Hansen from Henkel

Optimax Celebrates 30 Years

The year 2021 marks the 30th Anniversary of Optimax. We have come a long way from starting in a barn in Webster, New York, to becoming the largest optics manufacturer in America. 

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