J. Lamont “Monte” Davis served as a carrier fighter pilot in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he began working for Glenn E. Thomas, President of Glenn E. Thomas Company (Chrysler dealership) in Long Beach, California. Davis bought into the company in 1954 and became the sole owner in 1968. Glenn E. Thomas Company has received Chrysler’s “Award for Excellence” for 22 years and has been named a “5 Star Dealer” 11 times and to the Charger Club 12 times. Davis has held numerous positions in state and national dealer organizations and civic associations.