In pursuit of the energy turnaround

The GP JOULE management

Ove Petersen

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 personnel development, marketing, sales 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

Heinrich Gärtner (born 1972) is also founder of GP JOULE and is now CTO of the group with a 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.

André Hirsch

André Hirsch (born 1973) is Managing Partner of GP JOULE and CIO. Having graduated in business management with a degree from Kiel University of Applied Sciences, he is responsible for establishing and expanding the areas of investments and holdings as well as project financing and structuring. Born in Schleswig-Holstein, he has been involved in the field of renewable energies since 2000. Having previously held various leading positions, for example with project developers, he joined the founding duo of GP JOULE in 2010 as the third partner, primarily responsible for business matters and contributing his expertise to wind energy projects.

Udo Hadamik

Udo Hadamik (born 1967) was appointed Managing Director in October 2018: as CFO he is responsible for the finance division with a focus on controlling and accounting. Hadamik joined the GP JOULE Group in February 2018, initially as Head of Finance, after holding management positions at international wind turbine and mechanical engineering companies.