Mar 31, 2022 | 4 min read

Placement Announcement

Turntide Appoints Scott Smrdel

The Momenta Executive Search team congratulates Scott Smrdel on his placement as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Executive Vice President of Engineering of Turntide Technologies.

Turntide Technologies (Turntide), a developer of breakthrough sustainability technologies, has appointed Scott Smrdel as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Executive Vice President of Engineering.


Turntide is on a mission to optimize how humanity uses energy by developing breakthrough technologies to accelerate electrification and sustainable operations for energy-intensive industries. Smrdel will be responsible for leading and scaling Turntide’s engineering and product development teams in today’s complex global industries.


Smrdel brings over 20 years of deep experience as a transformational engineering leader delivering world-class products and processes across commercial, industrial, and military segments. He joins Turntide from BAE Systems, where he served as CTO of their ground vehicles business unit, managing nearly 1,000 engineers to design, build, and deliver combat vehicles to the U.S. military and leading operational excellence programs to provide the highest quality people, processes, and digital tools.


Prior to BAE, Smrdel spent seven years with GE Power focused on innovation across the energy value chain. He began his career at GE developing next-generation controls for the nuclear business before progressively taking on engineering and product development leadership roles in the GE Power Services and GE Digital business units.


“Momenta understands Turntide’s need to attract top digital change agents like Mr. Smrdel whose impressive background in leading and scaling engineering teams and delivering mission-critical technologies to highly demanding commercial, industrial, and military segments, will be key to accelerating the company’s future scale and profitability”, said Richard White, Managing Partner of Momenta’s Executive Search Practice.





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About Turntide Technologies

Turntide Technologies invents and scales breakthrough technologies to accelerate electrification and sustainable operations for energy-intensive industries. Turntide’s full-stack, integrated, open systems support commercial and industrial vehicles, building operations, and agriculture to optimize how the world uses energy. Turntide enables companies to lead their industries by attacking energy waste at every level and operating smarter for accelerated growth. For more information, visit



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