Chairman of the Board & Co-Founder
Heikki Salmela is the godfather of Gurulogic® Microsystems. He is a true entrepreneur who created Finland’s largest fast food chain Hesburger. He has a hunch for finding the just right people for each position, and his businesses continue to spread to new innovative areas. In 2001, Salmela decided to provide facilities for promising start-up companies. Tuomas Kärkkäinen approached him, inquiring about available office spaces. He was exactly what Salmela was looking for, and soon Gurulogic Microsystems saw daylight with a first task to develop a video surveillance system for the Hesburger chain. The success continues, thanks to the introduction of the industry leading GMVC® codec for universal data compression. In addition to Gurulogic® Microsystems, Salmela is involved in numerous innovative projects. For instance, he is the chairman of the board at a wastewater treatment technology company called Clewer.
Executive Vice President, Member of the board
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Jouni T. Laine is Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of Gurulogic Microsystems Oy. His main responsibilities include strategic guidance and international relations. Laine has been entrepreneur for over 20 years and he is strong professional in corporate governance. He has been CEO in many companies in electronic manufacturing and service business fields. Laine has also gained working experience at the area of special security, for example in the field of electronic voting. According to Laine, Gurulogic Microsystems Oy is operating in future environments and therefore, is a pioneer in its own field. The company employs top level professionals, one indication of which is the company's extensive patent portfolio. Laine has a vision of Gurulogic Microsystem Oy being in a focal point when talking about global data communication in future.
The co-founder of Gurulogic® Microsystems Tuomas Kärkkäinen has over two decades of programming experience. He began developing security and video surveillance solutions for the corporate group Salmela-Yhtiöt in 2001, where his job was to design and implement camera systems and audio-visual software solutions for the nationwide chain of Hesburger restaurants. Over the years the technology has grown to serve wider audiences. Along with his current role as the chief technology officer at Gurulogic® Microsystem, he actively develops the company’s very own codec. A true visionary who continues to come up with innovative ideas and new technological solutions, he also leads the orchestra and makes sure all the pieces fall into place.
Ossi Kalevo has an impressive resume ranging from specialist and research engineer positions at Nokia to doing academic research at the Tampere University of Technology. He holds a Licenciate’s Degree from the Tampere University of Technology (2000), and he has contributed to the development of video codecs MPEG-4 and H.264, for example by developing prediction and coding of intra-image, coding of prediction error and de-blocking filter. He also participated in making Nokia the largest camera manufacturer of the world. He is the main inventor of the TrueZoom solution used in Nokia 808 and Nokia Lumia 1020 PureView and he holds more than 200 granted patents.