PHILADELPHIA, WASHINGTON and KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait, March 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has promoted two of its executives into new leadership positions within the company’s Project Management Group.
James E. Koch, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP, FSAME, FRICS, has been promoted to Senior Vice President in charge of Kuwait and Bahrain operations, and will be based out of Hill’s Kuwait City, Kuwait office. Koch has more than 35 years of experience managing major projects and programs. Prior to his new position, Koch was Senior Vice President and Director, Federal Services Group based out of Hill’s Washington, DC office. Before that position, he was Senior Vice President with Hill and led the Stanley Baker Hill Joint Venture’s assignment managing the Iraq Reconstruction Program on behalf of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Before joining Hill, Koch spent two decades with the U.S. Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, where he managed construction and renovation of military, transportation, residential, medical, environmental, educational and other facilities throughout the world. He earned his B.S. in commerce from Washington & Lee University, his M.S. in civil engineering and his Engineer’s degree in construction engineering from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in engineering management from the University of Missouri at Rolla. Koch is a registered Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia, a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional, a Fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors.
Edward C. Newman III, P.E., CCM, LEED AP, of Hill’s Washington, DC office, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Washington, DC Regional Manager. Newman has more than 30 years of project and construction management experience, including work on office buildings, education facilities, highways, rail and transit, water treatment plants, detention centers and heavy civil and public works. Prior to this promotion, he was Vice President in charge of business development for the region. Prior to joining Hill, he was Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Area Manager for Heery International. Newman earned his B.S. in civil engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, a Certified Construction Manager and a LEED Accredited Professional.
“We congratulate Jim and Ed on their new positions and we look forward to their contributions in helping to continue the growth of their respective operations,” said Raouf S. Ghali, Hill’s Chief Operating Officer.
Hill International, with 4,700 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the seventh 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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