Crest Electronics was founded by Howard Page in 1967 when he purchased the rights to a nurse call product line owned by IBM. The company grew in size and reputation and quickly started manufacturing replacement parts for other nurse call systems. Crest later added design services and contract manufacturing for original equipment providers.
Today, Crest Electronics prides itself on its collaborative approach to providing innovative and cost-effective solutions to meet its customers’ evolving needs. Our engineering and manufacturing teams work on both contract and proprietary products, ensuring we “think like the owner” on costs and keeping us current on new technologies.
Visit our sister company, Crest Healthcare, where we sell finished products directly to healthcare facilities and system integrators.
Tim Kuck President and CEO
Tim joined Crest as CEO in 2016, and he leads the company in continuing its legacy of providing unparalleled service, quality and innovation. His diverse background includes leadership roles in strategy and business development, operations, legal and finance, and he has experience across a variety of industries including healthcare and industrial services. Tim is a graduate of Augustana University and the University of Minnesota Law School. Tim serves on the boards of several non-profits and enjoys playing golf, traveling and spending time with his wife and two grown children.
Paul Niedzielski, Director of Engineering
Paul joined Crest in 2004 and has led Engineering since 2013. An Engineering Technology graduate of St. Cloud State, he has a wide range of experience across industries. Paul has worked in engineering and product design at major international companies such as Winnebago Industries and Electrolux. Paul challenges his team to look for new solutions and is a wealth of ideas himself. He has global manufacturing and partnership experience. He is our in-house regulatory expert for electronics, with a deep expertise in healthcare requirements. Paul holds one patent to date, with more ideas on the workbench. Paul has worked in engineering and mechanics since he was very young, as his father owned a mechanic shop and gas station. These days, outside of work Paul enjoys racing motorcycles with his two sons and watching his wife and daughter barrel race their horses.
Todd Martini Director of Operations
Todd joined the Crest team in 2013, and he leads production, quality, procurement and material handling. Todd has deep training in Lean techniques, and he drives Lean and other continuous process improvement initiatives throughout Crest’s operations. He has over 20 years of production management experience with diverse, global supply chains. Todd is a proud veteran of the US Air Force, ending his service as a Captain. He is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and holds an MBA from Golden Gate University. Todd enjoys spending time with his daughter, especially doing winter sports and jamming together in the family band.