Rick Plympton, CEO, and Mike Mandina, President, Optimax Systems were awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2012 New York State Small Business Person of the Year award.

The SBA award recognizes individuals for their role in driving our nation’s economic growth as well as personal achievements and evaluates nominees based on; staying power, growth in number of employees, increase in sales, current and past financial performance, innovativeness of product or service, response to adversity, contributions to community-oriented projects, and markets served.