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Optimax Appoints New President Joseph Spilman

Join us in congratulating Joseph Spilman on being appointed president of Optimax. He is the second president of Optimax in its 30-year history and brings more than 20 years of experience in the optics and photonics industry, including 10 years at Optimax, most recently as the organization’s Director of Sales & Marketing. “It is trulyhttps://www.optimaxsi.com/news/optimax-appoints-new-president-joseph-spilman

2018 Rochester Business Hall of Fame

The Rochester Business Hall of Fame celebrated its induction of five local business heavyweights this week, including a sweetener manufacturer and the leaders of an breakout optics company

Students take part in Summer Manufacturing Program

The Summer Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering program allows for students in eighth, ninth and tenth grade to experience first-hand advanced manufacturing skills, while earning three free college credits through Monroe Community College

NY Manufacturer Redesigns Regional Manufacturing Talent Pipeline

Optimax President Mike Mandina knew that this systematic workforce shortage would require a comprehensive, long-term solution for the region. Optimax was not the only manufacturer in the region grappling to find employees. &nbsp

How did these five-time winners make the list every year?

But how did they do it every year? “Top Workplaces” winners are based on surveys of employees, so creating a great working environment is essential. There’s no magic potion or short cut to a workplace culture that truly works. But clearly, these companies, including Optimax, and other organizations are doing something right

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.
Optimax Systems: Business Logic of Continuous Learning

Becoming an Employer of Choice As part of its Job Quality Initiative, the National Fund is documenting exemplary companies in its Employer Profiles of Job Quality. This month, Optimax is the featured company

Aspheres: Finding the right tool: metrology for the manufacture of freeform optics

As featured in Laser Focus World: Three metrology tools for the measurement of freeform optics are compared: the coordinate measurement machine, a high-accuracy profilometer, and a noncontact optical technique called fringe reflection deflectometry

Where the Jobs are in Rochester

Where are the jobs in Rochester? Optics is one booming industry. How does Optimax do it? “Create an efficient, effective career training pipeline to match candidates with open area jobs

RBJ Technology and Manufacturing Award – Names Finalists

  Optimax a finalist for “Manufacturing Innovation – Large Companies” and “Executive of the Year” Mike Mandina

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.&#

Breaking Through: Women in Photonics – Kate Medicus

In this episode, Kate Medicus, an R & D team leader specializing in metrology and optics manufacturing at New York-based Optimax, discusses her years of experience in the optics field. She looks back on her education and career, sharing not only her experiences but also some guidance and advice for future generations

“Freeform Optics: Notes from the Revolution

Check out this months OPN article featuring experts in the area, including Optimax’s Jessica DeGroote Nelson

Succeeding as a Community-Story of Optimax

The story of a small-town optics manufacturing firm-surviving and thriving

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