David F. Montague
Senior Vice President; Safety, Risk and Compliance
ABS Group of Companies, Inc.
David Montague is Senior Vice President of Safety, Risk and Compliance for ABS Group. Montague supports ABS Group in streamlining its operations and developing talent. He also assists the Market Sector Leaders in securing larger value contracts in the Process and US Federal space.
Montague's background includes more than 35 years of experience in reliability, safety, human factors and risk assessment of complex engineered systems in the nuclear, chemical processing and defense industries. He has previously served in many roles within ABS Group, heading up the company's risk services group, managing the government business unit, leading technology development and supporting Europe business development for the process industry business unit. Montague was previously CEO of JBF Associates Inc., a company he helped build since 1979, until its acquisition by ABS Group in 1998.
He holds a master's degree from the University of Tennessee and graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering. He was elected to the inaugural class of Outstanding Young Engineers Alumni at Georgia Tech in 1995 and subsequently to its Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni in 2001. He has served as a principal lecturer in the Process Safety Institute (an affiliate of ABS Group Inc.), where he has taught more than 5,000 engineers and managers in risk assessment technologies. He has also been a course lecturer for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and for the Air and Waste Management Society. He co-authored the book, Guidelines for Hazard Evaluations with Worked Examples, Second Edition.