MARLTON, N.J., Feb. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today the promotions and hiring of 26 executives to the positions of Senior Vice President and Vice President throughout the company. José Manuel Albaladejo Cañedo-Arguelles, of Hill's Mexico City, Mexico office, has been promoted to Senior Vice President in charge of Latin American operations for the company's Project Management Group. Albaladejo has more than 15 years of experience in project and construction management participating in infrastructure and construction projects throughout Spain and Latin America. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Purdue University and an M.S. in construction management from the University of Reading, and an M.B.A. from the University of Navarra's IESE Business School. Geoffrey J. Bewsey, of Hill's London, United Kingdom office, has been promoted to Senior Vice President with the company's Construction Claims Group. With more than 37 years of experience in construction and engineering, working in design, contracting, and consultancy, Bewsey is an expert on project planning and on delay and disruption analysis for major construction and engineering claims and disputes. He holds a B.Sc. in civil engineering from Polytechnic of Central London. Stephen C. Briggs, FCIArb, of Hill's London, United Kingdom office, has been promoted to Senior Vice President with the company's Construction Claims Group. Briggs has more than 28 years of experience in the construction industry and has worked on transportation, manufacturing, industrial, residential, commercial, marine, healthcare, petroleum, power and military projects throughout the world. He holds a Diploma in arbitration from the University of Reading. Briggs is both a Fellow and an accredited mediator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Society of Construction Law and a member of the Academy of Experts. Robert A. Dieterle, CCP, of Hill's Marlton, New Jersey office, has been promoted to Senior Vice President with the company's Construction Claims Group. Dieterle has more than 39 years of experience and is an internationally-recognized expert on cost and liability analysis, damage calculations, contract audits and negotiations and estimate evaluations on major construction claims and disputes. He holds a B.S. in technology from Spring Garden College and an M.B.A. in finance from LaSalle University, and he is a Certified Cost Professional.