Crest Solutions Board of Management
We have world class experts in house. Meet the people behind machine vision & serialization excellence.
Frank Madden, Founder and CEO. As Founder and CEO of Crest Solutions, Frank is dedicated to providing leading vision and traceability solutions and services to regulated manufacturing and packaging industries in Western and Northern Europe. His work with Crest Solutions has been recognised by his peers and he was a finalist in the Ernst and Young Enterpreneur of the Year Awards 2015. He continues to support and advise HPSU's.
Prior to founding Crest Solutions in 1998, Frank played an integral role in the team responsible for manufacturing at Apple Inc, based in Cork. He also spent time in Concurrent Ltd. and Alps Electric. Frank is a graduate of both the Cork and Sligo Institutes of Technology where he studied Electronic Engineering.
Bernie Cullinan is a Non-Executive Director. Bernie has held C-level positions in a number of Irish technology companies and continues to be active in this sector. In these roles, Bernie has played a key role in driving growth and shareholder value in the US, UK and Ireland.
Bernie has a BComm from UCD, an MBA from UCD and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Bernie is a past President of CIMA, a member of the DCU Educational Trust and the Deputy Chairperson of Science Foundation Ireland.
Tom joined Crest Solutions as a Non- Executive Director in February 2018. He previously co-founded EirGen Pharma in 2005 and the company quickly became a leader in speciality pharma globally. EirGen were acquired 10 years later by NASDAQ listed OPKO for $135 million. Tom has just co-founded speciality animal healthcare company TriviumVet. He is also a founder and director of stability storage company Q1 Scientific. He is a Foundation Board Member of the National Maternity Hospital (Holles Street) Dublin and is Entrepreneur in Residence at the Questum Business Acceleration centre in Clonmel Co. Tipperary.
Pat joined the Board of Crest Solutions in 2012 and plays a significant role in supporting the company in the development and execution of its strategic journey.
For many years, Pat was an Executive Director of Cork Plastics – sold to publicly listed Wienerberger AG in 2021.
Pat is an active investor across a range of business sectors and brings a wealth of experience to the Board and the Leadership Team.
Darren Atkinson is a CTO and Technology Expert. Darren has held many roles from Founder to CTO in market leading organisations including PrisymID and FormScape Software. Through this experience, he adds considerable practical and Board level experience from fast growth, entrepreneurial software companies.
During his tenure at FormScape Software, Darren Atkinson was a key member of the executive team that delivered their enterprise solution, focusing on the Global Fortune 100 companies integrating directly with the major Tier 1 ERP providers SAP, JD Edwards and Oracle through key technology partnerships with IBM, HP and Microsoft. Darren participated in an MBO at FormScape and following 5 years of consecutive double-digit growth successfully exited the business through a trade sale.