CrestOptics is a leading Company in the development and manufacturing ofadvanced systems for Fluorescence Microscopy and Diagnostic applications.Our technology supports the research community and Industrial demand with highly customized Solutions thanks to a continuous improvementof our R&D and Engineering strength.

Our story

We are a team of physicists, biologists, engineers, designers and highly specialized technicians coming from the research and the industry world. This rich and varied team has been a solid base in the last 10 years to develop the proper know-how required to build those high-end confocal systems that are today essential in the research community.

Several new projects conceived within the Joint Lab, a scientific and technological collaboration built with the IIT (Italian Institute of Technology) are carried on to be the new systems of tomorrow. We have a very experienced network of distributors who continuously support scientists in research labs all around the world.


Meet the CrestOptics team


Vincenzo Ricco

VP R&D Diagnostics

Thirty-five years of experience in system design and field tests in Infrared technology and imaging systems. For the last 25 years, he has been on the BOD of several companies manufacturing or selling Electro-Optics products.

He‘s part of the research and development projects carried on within the Joint Lab collaboration between CrestOptics and IIT (Italian Institute of Technology).

Andrea Latini

Andrea Latini

VP Key Accounts

A PhD in Physics and a master degree in Physical Chemistry, after few years doing research in Laser Spectroscopy at the University of Roma, he joins Crisel Instruments where, for 15 years, has been responsible for integration and installation of advanced custom spectroscopy systems .

He is in charge of the development of strategic accounts.

Franco Fazioli

VP Product development and IT

Twenty-five years of experience in design and production of electronic and electro-optics system for industrial and military applications. Franco has been responsible for integration on Crisel Instruments custom systems and he’s company executive vice president.

He’s member of the committee in charge of new products strategic planning.


Giuseppe Opilio

Chairman of board

A degree in Chemical Engineering and over 35 years of experience as management consultant, top executive at TIM / Telecom Italia (up to COO) and now a senior business advisor for primary companies, international investment funds and financial institutions on technology and infrastructure.

He regularly cooperates as external professor of Business & Organization in the Digital Engineering degree program.

Renato Giacobbo Scavo


A degree in Electronic Engineering-IT, MBA at HEC School of Business, he has been working for over 20 years in Venture Capital, Private Equity and Corporate Finance industries. He has been manager at Bain & Company, Investment Director at Jupiter Finance, founder of Qualitekna and Partner at Deloitte. Since 2010 he has been Chairman of Aldabra Capital (investment company specialised in VC, Private Equity and Financial Advisory).

Board Member of Crest optics with increasing responsibilities since 2013.

Product Development

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.

Federico Filesi

Electronics Engineer

Tomas Steponavicius

Optical Engineer

Emanuele Pontecorvo

Fabrizio Gala

Joint Lab CrestOptics-IIT Researchers

Franco Castelmani

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Giampietro Piscopo

Manuel Sorrentino

Mechanical Engineers

Giovambattista Pulcini

Electronics Engineer

Gregory Bachman

Electronics Technician

Sales, Marketing and Technical Support

Alessandra Scarpellini

Head of Sales and Marketing

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.

7 years experience in Crest Optics 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.

Luca Ercoli

Technical Support Specialist

Maria Giubettini

Biology Application Specialist

Saverio Morisco

Graphics and Media Design


Marco Broglia

Head of Production

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.

Leotrim Bastrijaga

Production Planner/Buyer

Donatello Laurenziello

Production Engineer

Mattia Forte

Stock and Logistics

Gian Marco Leonardi

Alessandro Vorrasi

Production Area Supervisor

Davide Fumanti

Dino Joy

Edoardo Pelliccioni

Damiano Pirone

Massimo Ricci

Renato Toader

Lorenzo Trupia

Manufacturing Technicians

Office Managing and Administration

Erica Pomarico

Admin and Finance

Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Erica has many years experience in accounting and finance. She manages CrestOptics accounting and financial statements

Emanuela Spadaro

HR and IP

Emanuela has more than 10 years of experience in the area of scientific instrumentation, working in logistics, accounting and office management. She is in charge of coordinating HR and IP activities.

Elisa Ieraci

Office management, Logistics and Purchasing

Elisa coordinates all activities related to Logistics and Purchasing, as well as managing day to day office activities.

Simona Matteucci


Irene Battistelli


Francesca Spensieri

Office Management