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February 2017
RocGrowth Candids—a bimonthly gathering of local entrepreneurs to share their lessons learned—will hold an event March 1 featuring Optimax Systems Inc.’s CEO Rick Plympton and President Mike Mandina. The optics manufacturing firm employs 280 people. The event, which takes place on Wednesday, March 1st, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre at...
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OSA Rochester Section Tuesday, March 7 at 7 PM Laboratory for Laser Energetics – East Lobby 240 East River Road, Rochester, NY 14623 The focus is on questions from the audience, which will start after each speaker gives a short introduction on their experience with entrepreneurship.  
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Photonics has been at the core of many modern day inventions and economic growth for decades now. However, the environment for photonics technology and component providers remains highly fragmented and fiercely competitive with their OEM customers and end-users further up the value chain realizing more of the value. Is that changing? It appears the public...
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Why this particular speed and not something else? Or, to put it another way, where does the speed of light come from? Electromagnetic theory gave a first crucial insight 150 years ago. The Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell showed that when electric and magnetic fields change in time, they interact to produce a travelling electromagnetic...
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Mike Ognenovski has been named President of Sydor Optics, an OEM manufacturer of high precision, custom plano optics. As President, Ognenovski will have responsibility for overseeing operations, sales and marketing and will report directly to Jim Sydor who is now Chairman. Mike was former Vice President of Operations for Harris Corporation’s Space and Intelligence Systems...
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MAG Installation and City lighting improvements make Rochester shine. 2015 was the International Year of Light.  In 2014, New York Photonics was encouraging IYOL events and celebrations for the coming year. Regionally, a lot of good things came out of that effort. Some of them are touched upon here. But some things took longer to brew, like this...
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It’s popular!  It has already gone global! We handed out nearly 250 calendars, large and small,  at the New York Photonics booth in the Photonics West New York Aisle this year. Industry folks and customers around the world love to get their hands on this calendar. Thank you to all of the sponsors for their support of...
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