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Patrick Maisel-Millennial in Manufacturing Award Recipient

Patrick Maisel, Optimax Continuous Improvement Engineer, was selected as a recipient of FuzeHub’s Millennials in Manufacturing Award. This award celebrates young professionals who are driving innovation in New York’s manufacturing industry

Optimax 7x D&C Top Workplaces Winner
Seven years and running, Optimax has made the list based on our employee’s feedback, of being one of Rochester’s best places to work.
Optimax ranked 47 among the Top 100 Companies in Rochester, NY

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and KPMG LLP ranked Optimax 47 among the Top 100 Companies in Rochester, NY. Check out the other great Rochester companies that made the list this year!

RBJ Technology & Manufacturing Workforce Development Award

Optimax received the Rochester Business Journal Technology & Manufacturing Workforce Development Award. The Rochester Technology & Manufacturing Awards recognizes and honors organizations and individuals who lead the manufacturing industry in our area. #ROC #manufacturing #workforcedevelopment

Optimax Wins Two Wealth of Health Awards

On June 4th, Optimax received two Wealth of Health awards in the categories of Employer of the Year in the category of 200-499 employees as well as Rookie of the Year, recognizing companies participating in the Wealth of Health Awards Program for the first time

Optimax 6x D&C Top Workplaces Winner

Six years and running, Optimax has made the list based on our employee’s feedback, of being one of Rochester’s best places to work

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.
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

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.
Optimax 5x D&C Top Workplaces Winner
Five years and running, Optimax has made the list based on our employee's feedback, of being one of Rochester's best places to work. Proud to be #5 for midsized businesses.
RBJ Manufacturing & Technology

To recognize excellence, promote innovation, and honor the organizations and individuals who lead the manufacturing industry in our area, the Rochester Business Journal has partnered with the Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association to create the Technology and Manufacturing Awards. Honorees selected in eight categories will be profiled in a special supplement published in the fallhttps://www.optimaxsi.com/news/rbj-manufacturing-technology

Optimax Makes Inc. 5000 List

Inc. magazines annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America – Optimax at 4505. &nbsp

Optimax #4 Rochester’s Top Workplaces 2017: Mid-sized Business

Optimax’s fourth year taking spot #4 on the Rochester’s Top Workplaces

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

Inc. Hire Power Awards

Optimax was listed at No.18 on Inc. magazine’s second annual Hire Power awards for creating jobs in New York State. The awards are based on job creation figures and Optimax added more than 40 jobs in