As CEO of Optimax, Rick helped build the company into America’s largest precision optics manufacturer while also receiving national recognition for developing the kinds of career progression and development frameworks that are essential to good jobs. Rick also serves as a Job Quality Fellow with the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program, and Optimax helped to found a sector partnership called the Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (FAME).
Business Leaders United (BLU) is excited to announce that Rick Plympton, CEO of Optimax Systems Inc. will be joining the BLU Executive Committee. BLU is an initiative of National Skills Coalition (a non-partisan 501c3), and is a free, private network of more than 1,000 business leaders promoting public investments in high-quality skills training. The Executive Committee serves an important advisory role for BLU and National Skills Coalition. Members of the committee meet quarterly and provide on-the-ground perspectives and expertise that inform our policy priorities and activities. They are outstanding leaders in their communities and champions for skills training, workforce partnerships, and racial equity. Read more about BLU and other members of the Executive Committee here.