GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FL WIB) announced today that Optimax Systems Inc, located in Ontario, NY is May’s “Business of the Month” recognizing the company’s efforts to build strong community partnerships along with their continuing contributions to the local economy.
Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Executive Director, Karen Springmeier, presenting Optimax Systems, Inc. with the certificate for the Business of the Month.
Optimax, a leading manufacturer of precision optics, is extremely active in the community and the industry. Over the years they have been recognized in areas including innovation, business leadership and community. Company President Mike Mandina, leads by example and is the current Chairperson for the Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (FAME) and serves on the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment as well as the Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association and the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster.
Since FAME’s inception five years ago, Mike has been an advocate for industry and education collaboration helping to build a stronger “pipeline “of advanced manufacturing technicians. Mike has also been recognized at the state and national levels for his commitment and passion to develop the pipeline of workers the industry needs.
His leadership on FAME serves as a model for the Optimax workforce as employees can be found on any given day providing tours of the Optimax facility to high school students, teaching in the classroom or participating at local workforce panel discussions.
“Mike and the Optimax team are great examples of industry leaders working with educators to build a strong workforce!” says Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes WIB.
“The company recognizes the value of developing the emerging workforce and works closely with the industry leaders and Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board to achieve a high standard of workforce development within their organization.”
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