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


Observing nature in all of its aspects has been the secret of human progress; an innate instinct that drives us to seek further, to recognize danger, and look for new lands.

Imagination, curiosity, and the desire for discovering lead us to constantly shape our history.

Every great discovery comes from profound observation, so we have to count on more powerful instruments to go beyond.

Our future lies in the unseen and the unknown, we believe in progressing research where new horizons are revealed


We are physicists, biologists, engineers, designers, highly specialized technicians and vendors coming from the research and the industrial world. This rich team of people in strong growth, 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 microscopy community work and fluorescence biology applications.

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 worldwide distributors network that is made of people among the most experienced and trained in the microscopy field who continuously support scientists in the research labs all around the world.


Meet the CrestOptics team


Giuseppe Opilio


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.

Andrea Latini
Andrea Latini

Chief Executive Officer

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’s company CEO handling worldwide sales and distribution channels, OEM products and contracts. Is member of the committee in charge of new products strategic planning.

Vincenzo Ricco

Director of Research and Development

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).

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

Franco Fazioli

Director of Electronical Engineer

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.

Renato Giacobbo Scavo

CFO & Corporate Development

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).

He regularly cooperates as external professor with several universities on Strategy and Business Planning topics.

Office Managing and Administration

Emanuela Spadaro

Office Manager

Before joining CrestOptics Emanuela has been responsible for logistics in the area of scientific instruments. More than 10 years experience in the field, she is CrestOptics Office Manager in charge of accounting and logistics.

Elisa Ieraci

BackOffice and Logistics

She is full time handling Logistics tasks as shipments, events, and communication exchanges with customers and suppliers.

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

Research and Development

Raino Ceccarelli

R&D Senior Specialist

Master’s degree in Physics, Quantum Optics. Raino is responsible for CrestOptics optical engineering and for development of new projects within the CrestOptics-IIT Joint Lab collaboration.

Emanuele Pontecorvo

Joint Lab CrestOptics-IIT Researcher

Ph.D. in Physics, Material Science. Emanuele is responsible for development, optimization and testing of new systems within the CrestOptics-IIT Joint Lab collaboration.

Fabrizio Gala

Joint Lab CrestOptics
IIT Researcher

Ph.D. in Physics. Fabrizio is responsible for development and optimization of computational imaging and algorithms.

Salvatore Silvestri

Software Engineer

Federico Filesi

R&D Electronical Engineer

Ida Sannino

Joint Lab CrestOptics
IIT Technician

Isabella Romeo

Joint Lab CrestOptics
IIT Technician

Technical Support and Imaging Application

Andrea Santinelli

Technical Support Manager

Master’s degree in Physics, Quantum Optics. Andrea is responsible for CrestOptics overseas sales and support to distributors and system integrators.

Maria Giubettini

Biology Application specialist

Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology. Maria has a long academic experience in the field of fluorescence biology. She manages testing and characterization of CrestOptics advanced microscopy systems in a wide range of biological applications

Business Development

Alessandra Scarpellini

Business Development Manager

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 is responsible of developing the commercial strategy for advanced imaging systems.

Production and Manufacturing

Marco Broglia

Production Manager

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Marco is responsible for production processes optimization and new products development.

Leotrim Bastrijaga

Head of Manufacturing Team

Alessandro Vorrasi

Manufacturing Technician

Gian Marco Leonardi

Manufacturing Technician

Gregory Bachman

Electronics Technician

Massimo Ricci

Manufacturing Technician

Dino Joy

Manufacturing Technician

Luca Ercoli

Manufacturing Technician

Mattia Forte

Manufacturing Technician

Vincenzo Chiarappa

Manufacturing software support

Mechanical Engineering

Franco Castelmani

Responsible of Mechanical Engineering

Before starting his own consulting company he made up more than 30 years experience as responsible of mechanical design and shock and vibration testing in the aerospace industry. Franco holds several patents in kinematic solutions which are parts of tools we use everyday. Franco Castelmani is responsible for CrestOptics mechanical and opto-mechanical design.

Giampietro Piscopo

Mechanical Design Engineer

He provides full support to engineering by preparing 3D-CAD solid models, routine layouts, detail drawings, assembly drawings, sketches and diagrams. Details to include all views and dimensions necessary for final manufacturing.

Michele Marano

Mechanical Engineer

Communication and Design

Saverio Morisco

Graphic Designer and Media Responsible

He works on a variety of products and activities, such as website, advertising, books, magazines, posters, product packaging, exhibitions and displays, corporate communications and corporate identity, i.e. giving products and organization a visual ‘brand’.