updated 11/22/2010 2:15:17 AM ET 2010-11-22T07:15:17

MARLTON, N.J., Nov. 19, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has named three professionals as Vice Presidents with the company's Project Management Group.

Jose Manuel Albaladejo Canedo-Arguelles has been promoted to Vice President from Regional Manager. Albaladejo, who in his new position will continue to lead Hill's operations in Latin America, has more than 11 years of professional experience in project and construction management.  Prior to joining Hill in 2002, he was a Project Manager for Halcrow. Albaladejo earned his B.S. in civil engineering from Purdue University, his M.Sc. in project and construction management from the University of Reading in the UK, and his M.B.A. from the IESE Business School in Madrid.

Gary H. Baker, P.E. has joined Hill's Irvine, California office where he will support the $690 million Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension project. Baker has over 25 years of program management and construction management experience leading teams on transportation, infrastructure and facilities projects. Prior to joining Hill, he was Director of Construction for the Los Angeles Unified School District's New School Construction Program. Prior to that, he was Vice President for MWH Americas. Baker earned a B.S. in civil engineering from Ohio State University and his M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. He is a registered civil engineer in California.

Michael L. Reign has rejoined Hill's Washington, DC office where he will direct the company's business development efforts in the region.  Reign has over 28 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry working on large domestic and international projects and programs.  Prior to rejoining Hill, Reign was a Vice President with URS Corp. Prior to that, he was a Vice President with Tetra Tech. Reign earned his B.S. in Technology and Management from the University of Maryland.

"These three executives possess tremendous experience and capabilities and we look forward to them contributing to the continued growth and success of Hill's project management operations in the Americas," said David L. Richter, Hill's President and Chief Operating Officer.

Hill International, with 2,600 employees in 90 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 .

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