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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

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

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

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

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

Local scientists, supporters plan to March for Science on Earth Day

Organizer Joey Lawson, a research and development scientist at Optimax Systems in Rochester, said it’s also important to raise awareness of the importance of continued governmental support for scientific research

Entrepreneurial event to feature Optimax leaders

RocGrowth Candids—a bimonthly gathering of local entrepreneurs to share their lessons learned—will hold an event March 1 featuring Optimax Systems Inc.’s CEO Rick Plympton and President Mike Mandina

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

Rochester area firms make Inc. 5000 list

Twenty-one local firms have made Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America

Optimax Makes Inc. 5000 List

Optimax has had a three-year growth of 40% and finds itself on the list of the fastest growing companies in America

Photonics jobs: Preparing today for future openings

There are three things anyone in Rochester can do right now to better position themselves for a photonics job in the future

Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experience program teaches students to explore STEM opportunities

Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experience students tour Optimax Systems Inc. to learn how they can use science, technology, engineering and manufacturing skills in their careers. &nbsp

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