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About RTMA

The Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA) promotes manufacturing innovation and growth in the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes Region. We support the local manufacturing community by partnering with industry, academia and government.

We’re a membership-based trade organization with over 150 members, including manufacturers and those in the service sector. Founded in 1945, we’ve continuously strived to offer the best services and support to our members.

Our goal in 2022 is to provide 1,500 qualified candidates to our members for employment. We also hope to continue being a voice for manufacturing in the Rochester/Finger Lakes region.

Board of Directors



Todd Hockenberger
PGM Corp.

Vice President

Wendy Smith
Re:Build Optimation Technology, LLC


Mike Hyman
Optimax Systems Inc.


Scott Nolen
Ambrell Corporation


Rob Bettin
Eastman Kodak Company

Tom Ross
Murphy and Nolan, Inc.

Jonathan Sydor
Sydor Optics, Inc.

Lisa Schaeffer

Progressive Machine & Design, LLC 

Courtney Konnell

Rochester Precision Optics

Rob Bechtold

OptiPro Systems 

RTMA Staff

Bob Coyne

Executive Director


Richard T. Turner

Director of Workforce Development


Naomi Marshall

Office Manager


Kate Cascio

Communications Associate


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