News Categories: Award Leadership

Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award

Yesterday, Rick and Mike received the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award. This award is given out by RIT’s Saunders College of Business to an individual or business that has improved the economic life of Greater Rochester or whose innovation management skills have changed the course of an existing business

FAME’s 2019 STAR Award to Jim VanKouwenberg

Jim VanKouwenberg, Optimax’s Workforce Development Coordinator, won the 2019 FAME STAR Award. This award recognizes students, teachers, and advanced manufacturing relationships in pursuit of FAME’s goal to promote awareness of advanced manufacturing careers in the pipeline

RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering Emerging Leader Award
Optimax's Manufacturing Manager, Joshua Dennie is awarded RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering Emerging Leader Award for 2019. This award recognizes recent alumni who have distinguished themselves beyond others by living out the KGCOE mission and making an important contribution to their profession or community.
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

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

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

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

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

The RRPC Leadership Award

Rick Plympton, CEO of Optimax Systems, received the RRPC Leadership Award for working with fellow members and the community to promote the Rochester Region’s Optics, Photonics and Imaging Industry. 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

SBA: New York State Small Business Person of the Year Award

Rick Plympton, CEO, and Mike Mandina, President, Optimax Systems were awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2012 New York State Small Business Person of the Year award. The SBA award recognizes individuals for their role in driving our nation’s economic growth as well as personal achievements and evaluates nominees based on; staying power, growth in

New York Business Hall of Fame

In 2008, Mike Mandina, President of Optimax, was recognized for his work with Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise (FAME). FAME’s mission is to commit to the region’s advanced manufacturing companies and to build world-class workforce talent that has the skills, inspiration and motivation to advance the industry. Their vision is to create the most profitable and

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