MARLTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that the company has named two new Vice Presidents in its Washington, DC office. Susan E. Schruth has been promoted to Vice President with Hill's Project Management Group. Schruth has more than 36 years of experience as a project manager, transit expert and management consultant. Prior to joining Hill, she worked for 22 years for the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA), most recently as Associate Administrator where she directed the project management oversight (PMO) program for over $50 billion in capital construction and rehabilitation by transit agencies nationwide. Before that position, she served as the FTA's Regional Administrator for each of Region 3 (based in Philadelphia) and Region 4 (based in Atlanta). Schruth holds a B.A. in political science from Newton College of the Sacred Heart, an M.A. in government from George Washington University and a J.D. from Suffolk University. She is a member of the Virginia Bar. Richard A. D. Vaughan, FRICS, FCIOB, has joined the company as Vice President with Hill's Construction Claims Group. Vaughan has more than 20 years of international construction experience in various industry sectors such as manufacturing, retail, hotel and leisure, residential, marine and infrastructure, commercial and airports. He was a lead consultant on Yas Island, one of the world's largest mixed use projects, he led a large team to negotiate claims on the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai International Airport in the U.A.E., he acted as a cost consultant for a large data center in Abu Dhabi and was a client's representative for lending organizations on numerous international projects. Prior to joining Hill, he was a Partner with VSH International and before that he was a Director with Davis Langdon. Vaughan holds a B.Sc. in quantity surveying from Polytechnic of Central London and has completed graduate coursework in international business law from the University of Liverpool. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building.
"These two executives bring a tremendous amount of high-level experience to our company," said David L. Richter, Hill's President and Chief Operating Officer. "We are confident that they will make major contributions to Hill's continued growth and success," added Richter.Hill International, with 3,600 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.