MARLTON, N.J., Jul 25, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that John G. Balch, CPCM has joined Hill as a Vice President with the company's Construction Claims Group. In this role, Balch will be in charge of Hill's new Colorado Springs, Colorado office.
Balch is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager with over 25 years of experience in contract administration, contract disputes, arbitration proceedings and settlements, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), mini-trials, expert witness testimony, negotiations, and business development and strategy. Before joining Hill, he was the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Excell Consulting International, Inc., a construction claims and dispute resolution firm. Earlier in his career, he served as a Warranted Contracting Officer for the United States Air Force. Balch earned his B.S. degree at the Virginia Military Institute and his Masters degree in Procurement/Management from Webster College. He is a Professional Member of the American Arbitration Association and the National Contract Management Association and he is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association.
"John has experience founding, building and leading a successful and prestigious construction consulting firm," said Frederic Z. Samelian, PMP, President of Hill's Construction Claims Group. "He will be a tremendous asset to our western U.S. consulting operations," Samelian added.
Hill International has 2,000 employees in 70 offices worldwide providing program management, project management, construction management and construction claims services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 11th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com.
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SOURCE: Hill International
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