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Optimax featured in launch of White House Administration Job Quality Toolkit

Optimax CEO Rick Plympton joined the United States Departments of Commerce and Labor and other supporting organizations yesterday for the White House administration’s launch of the Job Quality Toolkit. This initiative will be beneficial for companies and organizations that are seeking to recruit and retain high-performing workers. “I really hope that by sharing our journey,

SPIE Photonics Industry Summit Will Bring Policymakers and Optics & Photonics Industry Leaders Together

The international society for optics and photonics (SPIE) will host its first-ever Photonics Industry Summit in Washington, DC on September 21. This event is geared toward companies that manufacture optics and photonics as well as related industries. During the one day event there will be a panel discussion with industry leaders about the current challenges facing

Optimax Makes 2022 Rochester Top Workplaces List

Optimax once again makes the Rochester Top Workplaces list for 2022, a streak that has been running for 8 years! &nbsp

Optics Industry in Incredible Need for More Workers

“The optics industry — making lenses for mobile phones and cameras, autonomous vehicles and lasers — in New York is heavily grounded in the Rochester area and has, for years, struggled with a shortage of workers. The state recently announced optics manufacturer Optimax Systems Inc. in the town of Ontario, Wayne County was expanding operations.

Optimax CEO Rick Plympton Named to 2022 Class of Optica Fellows
Optimax is honored to announce that our CEO, Rick Plympton, has been named to the Class of 2022 Optica Fellows "for innovative and outstanding business leadership and service to the Society." Optica (formerly OSA)'s board of directors elected 106 members from 24 different countries to the Society’s 2022 Class of Fellows in November 2021. According
Shaping the Future of Work: Quality Jobs with the Aspen Institute featuring Optimax CEO Rick Plympton

PBS’s Future of Work series features Optimax C.E.O. Rick Plympton in “Quality Jobs — an event with the Aspen Institute”. &nbsp

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 truly

RMSC and Optimax Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of the Mars 2020 Rover Launch

Optimax Team Member, Brian Greenberg, was interview by RMSC’s Strasenburgh Planetarium Director Steve on Friday, July 30th, in celebration of the one year anniversary of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launch

OPI Focuses on New York State Innovation

Since the beginning of the #optics industry, #NYS has been a leader in the field. Rochester itself is home to over 150 companies that “tap into New York’s expertise in…semiconductors, precision optics, lasers, and aerospace and defense applications”, according to New York State via New York Photonics. Click to learn more about how “OPI Focuses

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

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