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Business Leadership

Value Proposition and Total Cost of Ownership

This paper, written by Optimax, explains how the total cost of a part is calculated over its entire lifespan. By investing in higher quality and reliability, total cost decreases as supporting costs become less necessary

Optimax and the Birth of Rapid Prototyping

This paper, written by Optimax, tells the story of how Optimax was founded and how we are able to support “Prototype Optics in 1 Week!&#

Many gain from one MBA grad’s classroom experience

A master’s degree in business administration offers personal and professional benefits to those whove earned them and their co-workers. – An RBJ interview including Mike Mandina and Rick Plympton

Optimax’s Fun-Loving CEO

This Rochester Business Journal article speaks of Rick Plympton’s philosophy and career objectives to promote optics that benefit mankind – and have fun doing it

Operating A Business

This Rochester Business Alliance article speaks of Mike Mandina’s innovative leadership and ‘in the trenches’ management style.  

Optimax Case Study by Hitachi

As a result of placing in the top 20 of Inc. Magazine’s and Winning Workplaces 2010 Top Small Company Workplaces Competition, Optimax was contacted by the Hitachi Foundation to participate in a case study. This case study highlights Opitmax’s good workplace practices.  

20 Years of Innovation – Rochester Engineering Society Magazine

Founded in 1991, Optimax was one of the first optics manufacturers to use computer-controlled machining for the fabrication of optical components, reducing manufacturing time from 10 weeks to five days.