Heinrich Gärtner (born 1972) is a co-founder of GP JOULE and now CTO of the group with a focus on research & development and internationalisation. At the subsidiary H-TEC SYSTEMS GmbH he is Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Born in Bavaria, he studied with Ove Petersen, the co-founder of GP JOULE, 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 - German Energy Storage Association.