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

Have you read Photonics Media's latest article, "An Essential Exchange of Ideas Would Benefit the Optics Industry"? The expanding applications for ultrafast lasers are driving demand for attendant components. More rigorous collaboration on optical standards could further fuel this trend

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

Jessica DeGroote Nelson director of technology & strategy
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

Wayne County company’s parts used in Mars rover
August 5th, 2020

Last week, local Chanel 10 news featured Optimax and the launch of the Mars Rover Perseverance. The rover launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida to embark on its mission to the red planet. Optimax is proud to have participated in the making of lenses for the Mars 2020 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

Tech Briefs Media Exploring Mars Special Report
July 29th, 2020

We are one day away from the launch of Mars Perseverance Rover. Learn more about the six decades of Mars discoveries from historical images and videos in the latest Tech Briefs Media Exploring Mars Special Report

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,

Rick Plympton
EPIC’s Online Technology Meeting on Freeform Optics for AR/VR
April 30th, 2020

The market for AR devices is expected to reach over $100 billion in the next few years, but there are challenges these devices need to overcome. Freeforms offer an opportunity to address these challenges.

Freeform Optics
Photonics Media featured Optimax’s COVID-19 Response
April 29th, 2020

Learn more about our response and the procedures we have set in place to fight this pandemic.  We are continuously looking at ways on how we can keep our workforce and community safe during this pandemic. We stand behind the philosophy that we are all in this together, whether it is COVID-19 or ....

Leah Hamilton in Optimax tie dye COVID-19 mask
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