EY Names Rick Perez, Founder and CEO of Avangard Innovative, as a Finalist for the Company's EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Award

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Rick Perez, Founder and CEO of Avangard Innovative, is a finalist for Ernst & Young's EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Award in the Gulf Coast Area

Ernst & Young (EY) announced that Rick Perez, Founder and CEO of Avangard Innovative, is a finalist for the company's EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Award in the Gulf Coast Area. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 16, 2016 at the Hilton Americas-Houston.

Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 60 countries throughout the world. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. A panel of independent judges selected Rick Perez as a finalist.

Avangard is a leading worldwide company providing mid-level to Fortune 500 businesses with comprehensive sustainability solutions innovating and disrupting the industry.

Rick is the founder of the 3E foundation that provides computers to poverty-stricken schools in Latin America and scholarships to students, focusing on Empowerment, Education, and Environmental issues for children. Perez is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is a Board Member of the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP).

"I'm extremely proud to be recognized as a finalist by Ernst & Young," said Perez. "We have an incredible team, investors, advisors and colleagues, which enables us to provide superior results for our clients and business partners, and make great contributions to the health of the environment."

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

About Avangard Innovative
Avangard Innovative is a worldwide premier sustainable solutions provider, headquartered in Houston, Texas. From mid-range to Fortune 500 companies, we have aided clients in effectively identify, efficiently collect and process recyclable materials, as well as working with them to reduce or reclaim spent resources in daily operations. As one of the largest recyclers in North America and Latin America, we offer full-service recycling solutions at all levels of the process. Learn more at http://www.avaicg.com.

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