David Johnson

David Johnson

Title:  Preconstruction Engineering Chief (Retired)
Organization:  Montana Department of Transportation

Location: Helena, Montana, United States

David Johnson, Retired Preconstruction Engineering Chief at the Montana Department of Transportation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in civil engineering.

Backed by a Bachelor of Science from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology from 1958, Mr. Johnson became a registered professional engineer in the state of Montana. Aligned with the Montana Department of Highways both as an employee and as a consultant for nearly 50 years, he served in myriad capacities between 1958 and 1993 that challenged him intellectually. These roles included designer, engineering specialties supervisor, regional engineer, preconstruction chief, traffic accident reconstructionist, and forensic engineer. He recalls the highlight of his career was designing 400 miles of the interstate highway system including Interstate 90 and 94. From there, Mr. Johnson served Jacobs (Sverdrup) Civil, Inc. as director of marketing from 1994 until his retirement in 2008. In addition, he has offered his services as a consulting engineer since 1985.

Mr. Johnson remains a fellow of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers and Institute of Transportation Engineers, in which he has also been an expert witness council. Likewise, he maintains member affiliation with the National Society of Professional Engineers, Montana Society of Professional Engineers, Transportation Research Board Geometric Design and Tort Liability Committees, Washington Association of Technical Accident Investigators, Sun Country and Treasure State Corvette clubs, Masonic lodge, and the Shrine temple. A contributor of articles on highway safety to professional journals, Mr. Johnson also served as an advisory board member to Helena Vocational-Tech Education in 1972 and 1973. Looking back, he is proud of his illustrious career accomplishments in engineering and is also honored to have served with the U.S. Army Reserve from 1959 to 1966. To attest to his legacy, Mr. Johnson can also be found in various editions of Who’s Who In Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who in the World. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and sports car racing.

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