Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that optics manufacturer Optimax Systems Inc., located in the Town of Ontario, Wayne County, is again expanding its operations. The company will invest $20 million to attach a 36,000 square-foot addition to its existing facility on Dean Parkway. The expanded operations, with support from ESD, will allow Optimax Systemshttps://www.optimaxsi.com/news/optimax-systems-inc-will-expand-operations-again-in-wayne-county
Firms are using 3D printing to create unique tools, parts and other objects right here in Rochester, allowing for new approaches to manufacturing that increase efficiency and provide more material and design flexibility than was possible as recently as a decade ago. Hear from Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Director of Technology & Strategy at Optimax tohttps://www.optimaxsi.com/news/rochester-firms-embrace-3d-printing-for-multiple-purposes
We are honored to announce that Optimax’s Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Director of Technology and Strategy, has been appointed as a Senior Editor of SPIE’s Optical Engineering Journal! According to SpieDigitalLibrary.org, “The role of senior editor is an important one at Optical Engineering. Since our journal covers such a broad array of topics, we rely onhttps://www.optimaxsi.com/news/jessica-degroote-nelson-appointed-senior-editor-of-optical-engineering
Optimax President Joe Spilman recently interviewed with Greater Rochester Enterprise to discuss the future of Optimax, why Rochester is an optimal location for the optics industry, and how Optimax “carries the Rochester optics flag around the world and beyond” (RochesterFirst.com). Joe stated in the interview, “This is an exciting time at Optimax…Earlier this year wehttps://www.optimaxsi.com/news/optimax-president-joe-spilman-featured-in-why-roc-with-greater-rochester-enterprise
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
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
We’re pleased to announce that Alejandro Mendoza, Human Resources Director at Optimax, has been appointed by National Skills Coalition and Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships to serve on a national Industry Recovery Panel that will advise the Biden administration and Congress on federal recovery policies in the coming months. Different industries have experienced the pandemic in different ways, we need industry specific solutions to build an inclusive recovery.
Learn more about Optimax’s innovative employee ownership trust plan in Rick’s latest interview with The Aspen Institute
Optimax CEO Rick Plympton named to 2021 Rochester Business Journal Power 100 List. Learn more about the 2021 Rochester leaders playing a large role in our community
Learn more about our latest partnership with NextCorps to solve challenges in manufacturing some of the world’s most difficult optics.
In honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Monroe Community College Optics Club hosted a roundtable discussion about Optics and Photonics and how women play a major role in this field. Optimax Team Member JamieRose participated in the MCC roundtable discussion
Jennifer Michels, Optimax Engineer, is featured in Zemax, LLC’s latest blog post celebrating International Day of Women & Girls in Science. “I have always found myself wanting to understand how things work – from house framing, to interferometers, to the human brain. Using scientific principles and math to figure things out brings me a sense of accomplishment and purpose.”
As we look forward to the light at the end of this coronavirus tunnel, Optimax still believes in the power of career exploration and connecting students and job seekers to careers that they love, that are filled with opportunity, and that will help them build a life of success and fulfillment
“In high-power continuous-wave optics, every aspect of the optical component is important,” said Jessica DeGroote Nelson, director of technology and strategy at Optimax Systems Inc