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 (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.