Hill International Promotes 22 Executives Worldwide

MARLTON, N.J., Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today the promotion of 22 executives to Senior Vice President and Vice President throughout the company.

John A. Arnold of Hill's Athens, Greece office has been promoted to Senior Vice President and International Corporate Counsel. Arnold has more than 30 years of experience in construction, construction law and engineering.  He holds a law degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury, and he is an English Solicitor as well as a qualified Civil Engineer.

Tracy M. Doyle of Hill's Marlton, New Jersey office has been promoted to Senior Vice President with Hill's Construction Claims Group.  Doyle has more than 20 years of business development experience in the construction industry.  She holds a B.A. in economics from Colgate University.

Robert A. Ferguson, CCPM, LEED AP, of Hill's Houston, Texas office has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Southern Regional Manager with Hill's Project Management Group.  Ferguson has nearly 20 years of experience in project management and has managed Hill's Southern Region project management operations for the past four years.  Ferguson holds a B.S. in business management from the University of Phoenix and he is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Vincent D. Gallagher, P.E., P.L.S., P.P., of Hill's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Director, Federal Transit Group.  Gallagher has more than 30 years of experience in project management, primarily on transportation projects.  He holds a B.C.E. in civil engineering from Villanova University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Delaware, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas.  He also is a registered Professional Land Surveyor in Pennsylvania and a registered Professional Planner in New Jersey.

Gregg D. Metzinger of Hill's Marlton, New Jersey office has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Recruiting and Staff Augmentation.  Metzinger has more than 30 years of experience in human resources, recruiting, staff augmentation and employee relations.  He holds a B.S. in personnel and labor relations and an M.B.A. in personnel management from La Salle University.

John P. Paolin of Hill's Marlton, New Jersey office has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications. Paolin has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and public relations within the construction industry.  He holds a B.S. in marketing from St. Joseph's University and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University.

Matthew F. Baillie, LL.M., MRICS, of Hill's Edinburgh, Scotland office has been promoted to Vice President and Executive Director with Hill's Construction Claims Group.  Baillie has more than 30 years of experience in construction law and claims.  He holds a Master of Laws degree, with a specialty in construction law, from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Gary Blackburn of Hill's Leeds, UK office has been promoted to Vice President and Executive Director with Hill's Construction Claims Group. Blackburn has over 24 years of experience in construction and construction claims. He holds a B.Sc. in quantity surveying from Salford University, a Masters of Law degree with a specialty in construction law from Robert Gordon University at Aberdeen, a post-graduate diploma in arbitration from the College of Estate Management at Reading and is an accredited expert. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Katherine L. DeBari of Hill's Marlton, New Jersey office has been promoted to Vice President with Hill's Information Technology Department.  DeBari has more than 25 years of experience in strategic planning, business process design, management, accounting and controls. She holds a B.S. in business management from Elizabethtown College and is a member of the American Society for Quality.

George E. Duda, P.E., of Hill's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office has been promoted to Vice President with Hill's Project Management Group.  Duda has more than 30 years of experience in project and construction management, engineering analysis and design, resolution of construction claims and litigation support.  He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering as well as an M.S. in engineering geology from Drexel University.  Duda is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

James Duncan of Hill's Doha, Qatar office has been promoted to Vice President with Hill's Project Management Group.  Duncan has more than 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry.  He holds a B.E. in civil and structural engineering from Sheffield University and is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Building.

Benjamin Highfield, FCIArb, of Hill's Dubai, UAE office has been promoted to Vice President with Hill's Construction Claims Group.  Highfield has more than 10 years of experience in claims and delay analysis, arbitration, contract administration and civil engineering.  He holds a B.Sc. in civil engineering from Manchester University and is a Chartered Engineer. Highfield is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

John L. Lindell of Hill's New York City office has been promoted to Vice President with Hill's Project Management Group.  Lindell has more than 25 years of experience in construction and construction management, construction documentation, contract negotiation and administration, permitting and procurement.  Lindell specializes in the management of major commercial, residential and hotel construction projects.

Stephen L. MacLennan, P.E., of Hill's San Ramon, California office has been promoted to Vice President with Hill's Project Management Group. MacLennan has more than 35 years of experience in engineering, construction and project management. He hold a B.S. in engineering technology from California State University at Sacramento. MacLennan is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in California and he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Timothy P. McGoldrick, FRICS, FCIArb, of Hill's Daresbury, UK office has been promoted to Vice President and Executive Director with Hill's Construction Claims Group.  McGoldrick is an accredited mediator with more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He holds a B.Sc. in quantity surveying from Thames Polytechnic in London and he is a fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Kenneth C. Olup, P.E., of Hill's Bethel Park, Pennsylvania office has been promoted to Vice President with Hill's Project Management Group. Olup has 25 years of experience in managing bridge and highway projects.  He holds both a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.  Olup is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.

Christopher Pedersen, FRICS, FCIArb, of Hill's Dubai, UAE office has been promoted to Vice President with Hill's Construction Claims Group.  Pedersen has over 30 years of experience in claims analysis, arbitration, contract administration, surveying and procurement.  He holds a B.Sc. in quantity surveying from Kingston Polytechnic and a Master's degree in arbitration and dispute practice from Kingston University. Pedersen is a fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Charles B. Porter, CCM, CCP, LEED GA, of Hill's Bethel Park, Pennsylvania office has been promoted to Vice President with Hill's Project Management Group. Porter has nearly 40 years of experience in project and construction management. He holds a B.S. in building construction technology from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from California University of Pennsylvania. Porter is a Certified Construction Manager, a Certified Commissioning Professional and a LEED Green Associate.

Russell V. Pritchard, Jr., CCM, of Hill's Spokane, Washington office has been promoted to Vice President with Hill's Project Management Group. Pritchard has nearly 35 years of experience in project and construction management.  He holds a B.S. in forest resource management from Ohio State University and an M.S. in construction management from Texas A&M University.  Pritchard is a Certified Construction Manager.

Michael J. Severs of Hill's Riyadh, Saudi Arabia office has been promoted to Vice President with Hill's Project Management Group.  Severs has nearly 30 years of experience in project management.  He holds a B.A. in architecture from Leeds Metropolitan University and a Diploma in architecture from Humberside College. Severs is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Philip D. Shenton of Hill's Daresbury, UK office has been promoted to Vice President with Hill's Finance Department.  Shenton has more than 15 years of experience in finance and accounting and their applications within the construction industry.  He holds a B.A. in accounting from the University of Central Lancashire.

Konstantine Tonas of Hill's Granite Bay, California office has been promoted to Vice President with Hill's PCI Group subsidiary.  Tonas has more than 10 years of experience in software marketing and sales in the construction industry.  He holds a B.A. in physics from the University of California at Davis.

"We are fortunate to have a world-class management team that is committed to making Hill the best professional services firm in the global construction industry," said David L. Richter, Hill's President and Chief Operating Officer.  "I congratulate all of these executives on their promotions and thank them for their hard work and contributions to Hill's success," added Richter.

Hill International, with 3,500 employees in 110 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 revenues, 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.

(HIL-G)

CONTACT: Hill International, Inc.         John P. Paolin         Senior Vice President of Marketing and         Corporate Communications         (856) 810-6210         johnpaolin@hillintl.com                  The Equity Group Inc.         Devin Sullivan         Senior Vice President         (212) 836-9608         dsullivan@equityny.com

Hill International, Inc. Logo

More from Press Releases

NFL Pushes for Regulation Following Supreme Court's Sports Gambling Ruling

NFL Pushes for Regulation Following Supreme Court's Sports Gambling Ruling

21st Century Fox Scoops Up Local News Stations

21st Century Fox Scoops Up Local News Stations

Walmart CEO: 'We Are Transforming Globally' With Flipkart

Walmart CEO: 'We Are Transforming Globally' With Flipkart

Three-Part FREE Webinar Series

Three-Part FREE Webinar Series

March 24 Full-Day Course Offering: Professional Approach to Trading SPX

March 24 Full-Day Course Offering: Professional Approach to Trading SPX