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Foundation Building Materials, Inc. President and CEO Ruben Mendoza Named 2018 EY Entrepreneur of The Year® in Distribution and Manufacturing

Company Release - 12/14/2018 8:30 AM ET

TUSTIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ruben Mendoza, President and CEO of Foundation Building Materials, Inc. (NYSE:FBM), one of the largest specialty building products distributors of wallboard, suspended ceilings systems, and metal framing in North America, has received the National EY 2018 Entrepreneur of The Year® Award in the Distribution and Manufacturing category.

This award recognizes dynamic entrepreneurs who are forging a better future through products, services and jobs that keep the worldwide economy and communities moving forward. Mr. Mendoza was selected by an independent panel of judges evaluating more than 1,300 participants, and the award was presented at EY’s Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs.

“I am honored to receive such a prestigious award,” said Ruben Mendoza, President and CEO of Foundation Building Materials. “I share this award with the 3,400 members of the Foundation Building Materials family, who work tirelessly for our company.”

The Entrepreneur of The Year program has continually recognized high-caliber business leaders, and their companies since 1986. The Award program has proven its ability to pick out traits within a company that will then catapult it to join the ranks of some of the world’s most success and thriving businesses.

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About Foundation Building Materials

Foundation Building Materials, Inc. is a specialty building products distributor of wallboard, suspended ceiling systems, and metal framing throughout North America. Based in Tustin, California, the Company employs more than 3,400 people and operates more than 170, branches across the U.S. and Canada.

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