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Frederic Samelian Joins J.S. Held

JERICHO, N.Y. – August 1, 2018 – J.S. Held, a leading construction, engineering, and environmental consulting firm, is excited to announce the addition of global construction industry executive, Frederic Samelian, MCIarb, PMP (Retired), to their strategic team.

As Managing Director, Strategy and Development, Fred will help accelerate growth through both acquisitions and organic growth strategies primarily in construction claims and advisory services. His role will include working to identify and attract key acquisition targets and senior industry professionals to augment J.S. Held’s existing, rapid growth trajectory. Fred will work with current management to help develop and refine business strategies, as well as improve quality and value to its clients.

Fred has served the needs of the global construction industry for over 40 years. From his early experience working on international and domestic power development projects in the late 1970’s, Samelian later became the President of Hill International, Inc. in the mid-1990’s, where he used his position to push their international project management business forward. Later, Samelian went on to build Hill’s Construction Claims & Consulting Group, which became one of the largest construction claims consulting and advisory businesses in the world from 2005 to 2016 when it was sold to a British private equity fund. His extensive experience has made him familiar with domestic and international construction and business practices in the United States, United Kingdom, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, and Asia.

“J.S. Held is ecstatic to further our international reach and increase our already rapid growth with Fred on the team,” said Jon Held, President and CEO of J.S. Held. “His extensive experience is sure to help us develop and refine our practices even further.”

Since 1974, J.S. Held has added the capabilities of specialized consulting businesses to better address complex construction and environmental matters globally. J.S. Held now has over 50 offices across the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East.

About J.S. Held LLC

J.S. Held is a leading consulting firm specializing in construction, forensic engineering, and environmental consulting services. J.S. Held consultants have provided their expertise on the most complex construction and environmental matters around the globe. The company serves its clients from over 50 locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates. For more information regarding J.S. Held, please visit www.jsheld.com.