Meet CrestOptics team


Renato Giacobbo Scavo


A degree in Electronic Engineering at University of Rome and an MBA at HEC School of Business, he has been working for over 20 years in Venture Capital and Private Equity industries. Manager at Bain & Company focused on innovation, Investment Director at Jupiter Finance and then since 2007 serial entrepreneur and investor with several successful exits in high-tech industries.

Early founder and Board Member of CrestOptics since 2013; CEO of the company since 2020.

Sales, Marketing and Technical Support

Alessandra Scarpellini


PhD in Cell Biology and Biochemistry after a Master degree in Biotechnology.

After developing experience in the microscopy field in Nikon Instruments Europe and Essen Bioscience/Sartorius, Alessandra joins CrestOptics, where she oversees business and marketing.

Andrea Santinelli

Head of Technical Support

Master’s degree in Physics, Quantum Optics.

Almost 10 years experience in CrestOptics through R&D, sales and technical support.

Andrea is in charge of all the pre-sales and after-sales activities aimed at supporting system integrators and end users.

Giulia Ballerin

Sonia Montanari

Business Development Specialist
Technical Sales Specialist

Carlo Brighi

Application Specialists

Maria Giubettini

Marketing and Communication Specialist

Luca Ercoli

Dino Joy

Technical Support Specialists

COO – Organization, Product Development

Paolo Sona Crestoptics

Paolo Sona


With a master’s degree in Electronic Engineering and 30+ years of experience, Paolo has covered Research, Product development and Operations management roles on industrial lasers, telecommunication and consumer electronics products in several companies like Quanta System, Hewlett Packard, Jabil, Cisco and Pirelli.  Paolo has a large experience in managing international multicultural teams across Europe, USA , South America and Far East on complex projects and is familiar with Chinese culture thanks to his Taiwan assignment in ADB where he was also General Manager of Italian office. 
Paolo has joined CrestOptics to lead the Product Development and Operations teams.

Raino Ceccarelli

Head of Product Development

Master’s degree in Physics, Quantum Optics. Raino coordinates a team made of researchers, optical, mechanical and electronics engineers through the different phases of products development.

Antonio Imperio

Emanuele Roccia

Tomas Steponavicius

Optical Engineers

Emanuele Pontecorvo

Fabrizio Gala

Joint Lab CrestOptics-IIT Researchers

Franco Castelmani

Andrea Di Giovambattista

Fabio Nazzarri

Giampietro Piscopo

Mechanical Engineers

Federico Filesi​

Giovambattista Pulcini

Claudio Sciascera

Electronics Engineers

Gregory Bachman

Electronics Technician

Production Quality & Engineering and Change Management

Marco Broglia

Head of Production Quality & Engineering and Change Management
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Marco oversees the production team and he is responsible for the optimization of all steps involved in the production process.

Donatello Laurenziello

Production Engineer

Franco Fazioli

Senior Electronics Design Advisor

Franco Castelmani

Senior Mechanical Design Advisor

Planning, Purchasing & Logistics

Alessandro Vorrasi

Planning, Purchasing & Logistics Manager

Elisa Ieraci


Francesco Compare


Domenico Zucaro



Gian Marco Leonardi

Manufacturing Manager

Davide Fumanti

Edoardo Pelliccioni

Damiano Pirone

Francesca Recchia

Massimo Ricci

Renato Toader

Mattia Cimarelli

Daniele Santoru

András Veres

Nobin Islam

Manufacturing Technicians

Administration & Finance

Dario Ercolani

Dario Ercolani


Master’s degree in Economics and Management of Innovation. After an experience in management consulting, joins CrestOptics where he coordinates the finance and administration office.

Erica Pomarico

Administration & Finance Manager

Simona Matteucci

Maria Rosaria Siciliano Iengo


HRO & Quality

Andrea Cappelletti

HRO & Quality

Bachelor’s degree in Law. Having more than 30 years’ experience in Human Resources, Andrea joins CrestOptics where he supervises the HR team along with the Office Management team.

Salvatore Paolo Morgana

Quality Engineer & Internal Processes

Irene Battistelli

Erica Cutullè

Logistics & Office Management

Emanuela Spadaro

HR Talent Development

Tania Falzetti

HR and Administration