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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.

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The RRPC Entrepreneur Award

The RRPC (Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster) Entrepreneur of The Year Award is given to a member who demonstrates creativity, innovation and drive in pursuit of creating a world-leading company in the Optics and Photonics industry. Mike Mandina was the 2009 recipient of this award. Mike’s entrepreneurship started in 1976 when he started Cormac Industries withhttps://www.optimaxsi.com/news/the-rrpc-entrepreneur-award

2018 OSA Fellow: Mike Mandina

Optimax President, Mike Mandina, was named a 2018 OSA Fellow. “For business leadership within the greater Rochester optics community and the U.S. and global optics industry, and technical leadership in the development of an innovative, high-speed polishing technique called VIBE.&#

Jim VanKouwenberg Receives MCC Service Award For Career Technical Education

Jim dedicates much of his free time teaching the next generation about optics, both internally at Optimax and in the community at East High School and Monroe Community College (MCC)