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Optimax & NextCorps Latest Grant Partnership
February 23rd, 2021

Learn more about our latest partnership with NextCorps to solve challenges in manufacturing some of the world's most difficult optics.

MCC Roundtable Discussion- Celebrating International Day of Women & Girls in Science
February 23rd, 2021

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

International Day of Women & Girls in Science-MCC roundtable
Celebrating the International Day of Women & Girls in Science
February 23rd, 2021

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 principle ....

Jen Michels- International Day of Women & Science
Finger Lakes Features- Optimax Virtual Tour
February 8th, 2021

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

An Essential Exchange of Ideas Would Benefit the Optics Industry
January 8th, 2021

“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

Finger Lakes Works Presents: Employer Panel for Veterans
January 7th, 2021

Join Finger Lakes Works on Thursday, January 21st, for a virtual Employer Panel for Veterans and their families. Optimax Human Resources Director, Ale’ Mendoza, will present along with Mary Granger from Finger Lakes Health and Todd Hansen from Henkel

Optimax ranked 84th among Top 100 Companies in Rochester, NY
November 6th, 2020

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and KPMG LLP ranked Optimax 84th among the Top 100 Companies in Rochester,

Jessica DeGroote Nelson on Embracing the Unfamiliar
October 21st, 2020

In the latest installment of Senior Member Insights, OPN talks with Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Director of Technology & Strategy at Optimax, about the most valuable skills she's learned in her career

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Optimax– Employee Ownership Trust Story
October 21st, 2020

In this story, Optimax Systems CEO, Rick Plympton, talks about the self-managed culture, economic success within communities and business succession

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Getting the measure of aspheric and freeform lenses
October 2nd, 2020

Check out the latest Electro Optics magazine article on measuring freeform and aspheric lenses. Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Optimax's Director of Technology & Strategy, discusses freeform optics and single point probe metrology

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Optimax featured in Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Virtual Planetarium Show
October 2nd, 2020

Rochester Museum & Science Center Planetarium Director Steve presents a new virtual planetarium show where you will learn interesting facts about the Mars 2020 Perseverance spacecraft, including Optimax's role as one of the key lens suppliers for the rover

Patrick Maisel-Millennial in Manufacturing Award Recipient
July 29th, 2020

Patrick Maisel, Optimax Continuous Improvement Engineer, was selected as a recipient of FuzeHub's Millennials in Manufacturing Award. This award celebrates young professionals who are driving innovation in New York's manufacturing industry

MCC to Update Curriculum to Emphasize Jobs of the Future, Post COVID
July 6th, 2020

Monroe Community College is boosting their curriculum to help educate students on the jobs of the future - including those at Optimax! The Workforce Development Center will be opening to teach courses on the jobs that are in demand now and are expected to continue to be in demand in the future ....

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The Canandaigua National Corporation Board of Directors appoints Optimax CEO Rick Plympton as Director
June 19th, 2020

“Rick’s diverse and wide-ranging experiences will offer meaningful contributions to our Board,” said CNB President and CEO Frank H. Hamlin,

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