Hill International promotes 2 new 1st vice presidents

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Mount Laurel-based Hill International Inc. on Friday said it promoted David Thomas and Pete Buchholz to first vice president.

Thomas, who joined Hill in 2019, has quickly risen through the ranks to lead the company’s business development efforts throughout the greater Philadelphia region and across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Thomas has also been instrumental in pursuing major infrastructure programs and initiatives throughout the mid-Atlantic, including securing awards with New Jersey Transit, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Montgomery County and Philadelphia International Airport, among many others. In his new role as first vice president, Pennsylvania operations, Thomas will oversee the company’s efforts to support its existing clients and to facilitate growth with new clients in the firm’s core infrastructure sectors throughout the region.

With nearly two decades of project and program management experience, Buchholz also joined Hill in 2019, helping to deliver projects and programs for key clients in Ohio, including his work with the city of Columbus Department of Public Utilities. Prior to joining Hill, Buchholz worked with notable clients such as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense, among others. As first vice president, Midwest operations, Buchholz will lead Hill’s work in Ohio and throughout the Midwest on a day-to-day basis to ensure the firm’s clients have the right staff for project needs.

Thomas and Buchholz will report directly to Senior Vice President Todd Cooper, who manages Hill’s entire mid-Atlantic region.

Cooper said of the promotions, “Both Dave and Pete have shown their ability to lead our teams and deliver for our clients, and I’m excited to continue working with them in their new roles as we grow our business in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and beyond.”

Hill CEO Raouf Ghali added: “The mid-Atlantic is where Hill began its existence as a company. Under the leadership of Todd, and now Dave and Pete, I expect to see strong growth in the mid-Atlantic this year and beyond. Congratulations to both, and I look forward to seeing the results they deliver for Hill and our clients.”

Hill International, with more than 3,300 professionals in over 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, project management oversight, advisory, facilities management and other consulting services to clients in a variety of market sectors.