David F. Montague
Interim VP, Global Oil, Gas and Chemical
David has 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 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. David was previously CEO of JBF Associates Inc., a company he helped build since 1979, until its acquisition by ABS Group in 1998.
David 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 taught more than 5,000 engineers and managers in risk assessment technologies and also lectured for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and Air and Waste Management Society. David co-authored the book Guidelines for Hazard