Before entering the pipeline industry, Jimmy Montgomery, a native of Odessa, Texas, served in the U.S. Marine Corps and attended North Texas State University. Following his graduation in 1970, Jimmy joined the family enterprise, building on a legacy inherited by his father.
Lewie Montgomery, Jimmy's father, started the pipeline stringing business in 1945, building upon his experience working on emergency pipelines during World War II. Since, Montgomery Trucking has become a cornerstone in providing pipeline logistics services, with the business now thriving into its fourth generation 78 years after it began.
When Jimmy assumed management of Montgomery Trucking Co. in 1973, the company became involved with the Rocky Mountain Pipeline Contractors Association. Demonstrating his leadership and commitment to the industry, Jimmy served as President of the Associate members, and during a period when his company transitioned to the contractor segment of the association, he served as Treasurer.
Jimmy said that participating in APCA has been one of his most treasured activities, and he has a long list of great friends and mentors gained during his 50 years of membership. In turn, Jimmy has mentored numerous young professionals, fostering growth and imparting wisdom gained from his many years in the industry.
Central to Jimmy's life is his family and faith, as reflected in his large and growing family, which includes 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.