Monty Montague, IDSA | BOLTgroup
Monty is an industrial designer and principal at BOLTgroup (www.boltgroup.com). BOLTgroup has been a pioneer in the integration of product + brand innovation since the early 1990’s. The firm was selected by ID Magazine as one of the “top 40 design innovators in the United States.”
Since the firm’s founding in 1985 Monty has led multidisciplinary teams in user research, industrial design, engineering, brand strategy, market communications and innovation processes. His clients include GE Lighting, Rubbermaid, Herman Miller, and Ingersoll-Rand. He holds over 25 utility and design patents and BOLTgroup has received multiple GOLD IDEA Awards, the CES Innovations Award and various international design awards from iF, ID Magazine and others. His musings about design and innovation have been published in Design Management Journal, IDSA’s Innovation Magazine, and PDMA’s Visions Magazine, recorded on-line with BusinessWeek’s Innovation Podcasts (http:/tinyurl.com/q7y4xq), and he has lectured widely at universities and industry forums.
Monty is a co-founder of the Carolinas Chapter of IDSA, has held various chapter officer positions, and served on the national IDEA Awards Jury. He holds a Bachelor of Product Design degree with honors from North Carolina State University and received the NCSU College of Design’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999 and the IDSA Student Merit Award in 1980.