Design Contest Teaser

Take a peak at the final three designs for the 2012 Montie Gear Design Contest!


By Josh : A tree mounted multi-use organizer.


By Jake : An elevated cooking surface with stove.


By Luca : A collapsible wet/dry tree mounted container.

Montie Roland

Montie Roland is President of Montie Gear, a manufacturer of outdoor sporting equipment in Sanford, NC. Montie is also employed at Pentair in Sanford, NC as a Mechanical Engineer on the New Product Development team. Montie enjoys finding innovative solutions to customer requirements. He has 15 years of experience engineering products in diverse market spaces including industrial, commercial and military. Montie earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is also the President Emeritus of the Carolinas chapter of the Product Design Management Association ( and a founder of the RTP Product Development Guild (

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