Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Eduardo Martinez

Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Eduardo MartinezEduardo Martinez is the most recent recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial  Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship. Eduardo is a project manager with Martinez Carpet Installations. The scholarship is provided in partnership with FCICA and ARDEX Americas

“I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t near my dad working with floors. I have tried my best to follow in his footsteps, always having my share of failures I continue to move forward with those lessons. I’m a third-generation installer and very passionate about what I do. This isn’t a job to me, it’s a lifelong mission to promote trades and trade education as an honest and great choice for any young man or woman trying to decide their future. I am absolutely grateful for the opportunity to become a CIM.”

The Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship assists with the costs associated with the entire Certified Installation Manager (CIM) program, including application, content and assessment fees. The scholarship was created to honor Bruce Newbrough, an ARDEX Director of Technical Services and later Applications Development, with a passion for advancing the flooring industry through education.

Applications for the scholarship are accepted throughout the year. Visit the FCICA website: to apply.


Recognized by installation experts, ARDEX is a global leader in the development, manufacture and also the distribution of high-performance specialty building products for all aspects of substrate preparation, floor covering, tile and stone installation systems and architectural concrete systems for commercial and residential applications. As family-owned company, the ARDEX Group leads through local customer interaction striving for excellence in all that we do. For more information about ARDEX Americas, you can either visit, or call 724-203-5000.

About the Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program

The CIM program provides industry-specific training modules led by experts that speak from years of floor covering experience packaged with assessments to confirm the vast knowledge obtained. The program is completely online, allowing users to work at their own pace, on their own time. For more information about the CIM Program, you can also go to


FCICA, headquartered in West Bloomfield, Michigan, is the resource for premier commercial flooring contractors. Promoting both the advancement and continuous development of Certified Installation Managers (CIM). Providing technical education, business support and also industry expert networking. Delivering both skills and knowledge to enhance the professionalism of commercial flooring contractors. FCICA is an international association whose contractor members serve the continental United States, plus Canada and Guam. For more information about FCIC either visit or call 248-661-5015; toll-free (877) TO-FCICA.

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