Mr. John W. Montague, Jr.
President, John W. Montague, Jr. Inc. (Retired)
Mr. John Montague was inducted into the ISE Academy of Distinguished Alumni in 2016.
John graduated from Virginia Tech in 1967 with a BS, Industrial Engineering, and went to work in Richmond for Albemarle Paper Company in its Corporate Industrial Engineering Department. A year later he entered UVA’s Darden Business School and received his MBA in 1970.
Upon graduation from Darden, John went to work in New Orleans for Continental Can as a Regional Plant Engineer and then a year later became Assistant to the Regional Manager of the Corrugated Container Division in Atlanta. In Late 1972 he moved back to Richmond and became Comptroller of a small homebuilding company. In 1973, he and his wife started their own homebuilding company.
After 30 years of building and designing speculative and custom homes in the Richmond area, he and his wife of 40 years retired and turned the company over to their two sons. Two months after retiring, his wife passed away from cancer. John went back to work for 4 years as a Consultant for one of Richmond’s largest land developers to plan and start the Kinloch Subdivision in Goochland.
John served 12 years on the Board of the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls as chairman of their Building and Grounds Committee and currently serves on the Board of the W.E. Skelton 4-H Center at Smith Mountain Lake.
He has established an Endowed Scholarship in IE to help married students and established the Bud Foster Defensive Scholarship for Football. He and his wife, Jean Skelton, are proud members of the President’s Circle of UT Prosim and spend the majority of the year at their home in Blacksburg.