Rick Plympton is the CEO of Optimax, a precision optics manufacturer in Ontario, NY. Rick provides the leadership and vision needed to position Optimax as America’s largest prototype optics manufacturer. During his 20 years at Optimax he has held roles from sales and marketing to quality and assembly, before taking on the role of CEO.

In 2012, he received the Small Business Administration (SBA) New York State Small Business Person of the Year award. He is actively involved in the optics industry, supports area colleges and currently sits on the board of the Finger Lakes Foundation in addition to the RRPC.

Rick holds degrees in business administration, computer science and engineering science from Finger Lakes Community College. He furthered his education at the University of Rochester with a Bachelor of Science degree in Optics and an MBA.