MARLTON, N.J., HOUSTON, and ATLANTA, March 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that two executives have joined the company's Project Management Group.
Freddie T. Bustillo has joined Hill as a Vice President responsible for business development and is based in the company's Houston, Texas office. Bustillo has nearly 30 years of experience in the construction industry, with particular expertise on educational, governmental and healthcare facilities. Prior to joining Hill, he spent more than 16 years in various positions with the Gilbane Building Company, most recently as Senior Business Development Manager. Bustillo attended the University of Texas at Austin.
Jannet Walker has joined Hill as a Vice President responsible for business development and is based in the company's Atlanta, Georgia office. Walker has over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Hill, she was a Vice President with First Data Corporation and before that was a Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton. Before that she worked in various positions for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) including Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President & Deputy General Manager. Walker earned her B.B.A. in management information systems from the University of Memphis, her M.S. in business administration from Central Michigan University and she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in information systems at Nova Southeastern University."Both of these executives have exceptional experience in their areas of expertise," said Thomas J. Spearing III, President of Hill's Project Management Group (Americas). "Their outstanding track records of success will be invaluable as we continue to grow our operations throughout the Southern United States," Spearing added. Hill International, with 3,000 employees in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 8th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com . The Hill International, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5733 Certain statements contained in this press release may be considered "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and it is our intent that any such statements be protected by the safe harbor created thereby. Except for historical information contained in this press release, the matters set forth herein including, but not limited to, any projections of earnings or other financial items; any statements concerning our plans, strategies and objectives for future operations; and any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. Although we believe that the expectations, estimates and assumptions reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results, performance and achievements, or industry results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in our forward-looking statements include: modifications and termination of client contracts; control and operational issues pertaining to business activities that we conduct on our own behalf or pursuant to joint ventures with other parties; difficulties we may incur in implementing our acquisition strategy; the need to retain and recruit key technical and management personnel; and unexpected adjustments and cancellations related to our backlog. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in the reports we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.