LOMBARD, Ill., Jan. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pernix Group, Inc. (OTCQB:PRXG) announced today that Warren Bryant recently joined Pernix Group, Inc. (the Company) as the Company's Senior Vice President of Construction. Mr. Bryant has more than 30 years of experience in government and commercial program management, construction, engineering, and project management. He has spent the majority of his career with URS Corporation and legacy companies Washington Group International (WGI) and Morrison Knudsen Corp (MK), where he served in a variety of roles, including Vice President, Government Services. Mr. Bryant has managed the successful completion of more than $2 billion in total value of projects in both the U.S. and internationally. He has broad ranging experience in both the government and private sectors and has served as program leader for clients such as the US Department of Energy, US Department of Defense, various federal intelligence agencies, and General Motors Corporation. His commitment to excellence has earned him industry recognition and numerous accolades in connection with his management of award-winning projects and programs. Mr. Bryant received a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In his new position, Mr. Bryant will be responsible for growing and managing Pernix's construction business, including business development, client management, implementation of new policies and procedures and enhancing Pernix's already strong quality and safety programs. He will also manage long-range/strategic planning, new project sourcing and evaluation, project pre-qualification and bidding, and execution of awarded mandates. Additionally, he will oversee the Company's existing mandates with the US Department of State in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. "I'm excited to join this world-class company and contribute my experience and expertise in the global construction industry to expand and enhance Pernix's activities worldwide," commented Mr. Bryant. "I believe that there are significant opportunities to leverage the company's strong relationships, outstanding track record and extensive resources to identify, pursue and win attractive mandates. I know that this will be a highly successful and mutually beneficial relationship for many years to come."