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Edward Searle Promoted as Vice President for International Rail and Transit

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Sept. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Edward Searle has been promoted to vice president in charge of international rail and transit. In this role, Searle will provide strategic direction for Louis Berger's rail and transit practice across its international operating company.

"Eddy has been well recognized by our staff, partners and most, importantly our clients for his excellence and has played a key role in the growth and development of the company's rail and transit market sector," said D. James Stamatis, president of Louis Berger's international operations.

Since joining Louis Berger in June 2013 as the international director for rail and transit, Searle has demonstrated exemplary leadership for flagship transit programs with the company and has served as a key member both of the International management team and the global rail and transit sector team. During the past year, Searle has led the company's efforts on the Doha Metro program, supporting our Qatar Rail client and building relationships with key stakeholders, partners and establishing a strong team to deliver on Qatar Rail's program. Searle's focus will continue to be on the delivery of the Doha Metro program where his role will be expanded to provide guidance and coordination across the Louis Berger–Egis Rail Joint Venture's four packages.

Searle is a Chartered Civil Engineer with more than 30 years design, project management and business leadership experience in the rail and transit market supervising large-scale and highly-complex programs around the globe. He has worked on signature rail and transit projects throughout the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Prior to joining Louis Berger, Searle served as the Europe rail and transit director at AECOM and as an international project director at Jacobs Engineering.

Searle earned his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham and an Executive Masters in Business Administration from Ashridge Management College.

Louis Berger

Louis Berger is a $1 billion global professional services corporation that helps infrastructure and development clients solve their most complex challenges. We are a trusted partner to national, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry clients worldwide. By focusing on client needs to deliver quality, safe, financially-successful projects with integrity, we are committed to deliver on our promise to provide Solutions for a better world.

Louis Berger operates on every habitable continent. We have a long-standing presence in more than 50 nations, represented by the multidisciplinary expertise of nearly 6,000 engineers, economists, scientists, managers and planners.

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