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Rochester Business Hall of Fame

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

Self-management journey

In 2016, Optimax began its self-management journey by training and developing a younger leadership team. 

Optimax acquires Gould Precision Optics

During the 2001 Telecoms Market Crash, Optimax acquired Gould Precision Optics. At this time, there were 80 employees in Rochester and around 30 employees in Binghamton, New York. &nbsp

National Ignition Facility (NIF) awarded to Optimax

In 2006, National Ignition Facility (NIF) awarded Optimax to make 1,000+ lenses for the NIF laser, the world’s largest optical instrument. Optimax was recognized as a premier energy supplier of optics

Tie-dye becomes the official corporate uniform

In 1996, Optimax expanded its workforce to 20 employees and its facility to 5,000 sq. ft. During this time, our workforce encompassed many musicians who loved the Grateful Dead, allowing tie-dye to become the official Optimax corporate uniform

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