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Claude Rouelle

President, Owner
Claude started OptimumG in his home in 1997, and continues to serve as the company’s visionary. His enthusiasm is as infectious today as it was when he began working in the industry in 1979. Those who know him—employees and customers alike—say he inspires them with his love and passion for sharing his hard-earned knowledge and experience.

Claude began his career by starting Hirondelle Racing, a company that created Formula Ford cars.

A few years later, he became a race engineer in the European Touring Car Championships for Luigi Racing (Alfa Romeo GTV6) and RAS (Works team Volvo and Toyota Supra).

He also worked with several other racers, including: Erik Comas, Jean Marc Gounon, Olivier Panis (Formula 3000 Europe), Ross Cheever/Johnny Herbert, AGS Gabriele Tarquini/Yannick Dalmas (Formula One), Arie Luyendijck, Stefan Johansson (Indycar USA), and others.

Claude served as technical representative for Reynard Motorsport. He also won the Formula 3 championship with ORECA.

Claude says the two big perks of running an international company are traveling and exploring cultures. He says it has sharpened his creativity. Claude enjoys learning about religions, politics, history, and food. Favorite pastimes include long walks, biking, and cooking for friends and family.

Institut Gramme,
Liège, Belgium
Master’s degree in Industrial
French, English
Some German,
Dutch, Italian, and
To help others
believe in
The car of the future⁠—minimum energy consumption and maximum recyclability