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2021 Technology and Manufacturing Awards

Congratulations to the finalists, winners and honorees of this years Rochester Business Journal Technology and Manufacturing Awards! Thank you all for being beacons of influence in our manufacturing community! 

We celebrated this momentous occasion at the RTMA offices by hosting a viewing party luncheon. We projected the awards on our wall and even had custom RTMA cookies made.

Scroll down to see the winners, finalists, and honorees. Winners are denoted by italics.


Chairpersons Award

Jim VanKouwenberg
Optimax Systems, Inc.

Executive of the Year

Rachel Rosen
Wex Energy


Kyle Wood
OptiPro Systems

Workforce Development – Training & Support Provider

OptiPro Systems

Growth in Manufacturing


Aerosafe Global

Auora Machine

COVID-19 Innovation

Aerosafe Global

CPAC Equipment Inc.

OptiPro Systems

Manufacturing Innovation – Small Company

AeroSafe Global

JN White


Rising Star

Michaela Donnelly
Career Start Workforce Management Group

David Prindle
Shawndra Products, Inc.

Kyle Wood
OptiPro Systems

Workforce Development, Manufacturing Enterprise Division

Optimax Systems, Inc.


Genesee Global Group, Inc.

Powerful Partnership

Rochester Gas & Electric / Next Corps

Elmgrove Technologies / Vanteon

OptiPro Systems / East High

Manufacturing Innovation – Large Company


Eastman Kodak Company

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