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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

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 Expands Facility

Optimax, the largest prototype high precision optics manufacturer in the United States, broke ground on a 60,000 sq. ft. expansion

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

25 Years

Optimax celebrates 25 years
270 employees

20 Years

60,000 sq. ft./160 Employees
Best Small Workplace Award

15 Years

VIBE Patent Awarded&#

10 Years

40,000 sq. ft. 80 Employees
Prototype Optics in 1 week! Tagline

5 Years

Tie dye is corporate uniform
5,000 sq. ft. 20 employees

Optimax begins

Mike Mandina is first official employee. Optimax located in barn