MARLTON, N.J. and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan 12, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that John G. Spitz has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President. Spitz will be responsible for overseeing all of Hill's project management operations in the United Arab Emirates and will be based out of the company's Dubai, UAE office.
Spitz has nearly 30 years of experience in managing the design and construction of various types of projects, including high-rise commercial and hotel towers. Prior to joining Hill, he was Vice President of Construction and Development for Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LRY), where he led the team responsible for the design and construction of all Philadelphia region projects, including the award-winning Comcast Center skyscraper. Prior to that, Spitz was Vice President of Design and Construction of the Arden Group where he managed the design and development of various luxury commercial projects including the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia. Before that, he was also a Senior Project Manager with both R.M. Shoemaker Co. and Keating Building Corp. Spitz earned his B.S. in building sciences from Auburn University.
"John has experience managing large construction teams on high-profile projects," said Raouf S. Ghali, President of Hill's Project Management Group (International). "I am confident that his team-building skills and successful track record of delivering complex projects will help us grow our operations throughout the UAE," Ghali added.
Hill International, with 2,300 employees in 80 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting 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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