Ove Petersen (born 1974) is a co-founder of GP JOULE and now CEO of the group. As part of the management team he is responsible for business development, marketing, sales, personnel development and corporate communications. Having graduated in agricultural engineering with a degree from the Weihenstephan University of Applied Sciences, he also runs an agricultural company. Born in Schleswig-Holstein, Ove Petersen is involved in various associations for the development of renewable energies in the state – for example as Chairman of the Board of watt_2.0 and a Board Member of LEE SH.
Heinrich Gärtner (born 1972) is also founder of GP JOULE and is CTO of the group with the focus on research & development and internationalisation. Born in Bavaria, he studied with Ove Petersen at the Weihenstephan University of Applied Sciences. He holds a degree in agricultural engineering and likewise runs an agricultural business. In order to promote the necessary innovative technologies for renewable energies, Heinrich Gärtner is actively involved in various associations, for example as a member of the executive committee of BVES Bundesverband Energiespeicher.
Dr. Daniel Gerner (born 1980) with a doctorate in engineering and economics is responsible for the areas group finances, controlling, accounting and contract management of the GP JOULE as CFO. The financial expert, strategist and project manager made a name for himself in leading positions in the financial sector. Born in Swabia, he now brings his valuable experience and expertise, including corporate finance and risk management expertise, to the table with a passion for 100% renewable energies.
Jürgen Gerold (born 1967) has been Managing Director and COO at GP JOULE since November 2019. He is responsible for the personnal administration as well as the overall coordination, structuring and digitalization of the cooperation within the group. After his studies at the University of the Federal Armed Forces,the Dipl.-Ing and Dipl.-Wi.Ing (FH) found his way into the business world in several technical-organizational applications. In almost 20 years, he gained extensive experience as project division manager, managing director and COO in several mainly owner-managed medium-sized companies, which he is now uses in the renewable energy sector.