Julio "Toots" Armellini is founder of Armellini Express Lines the largest flower carrier service in the U.S. Armellini enlisted in the Navy as a "Seabee" and was stationed all around the globe as a mechanic where he learned the skills he used to modernize refrigerated trucking. When he began expanding his lines in the early 1950s refrigeration was new and underdeveloped so he established a more effective way of cooling his supplies using a system of constant airflow. ThermoKing eventually made his contributions to refrigeration systems standard. Today Armellini has almost 70 years of experience in the industry and Armellini Industries Inc. encompasses many businesses: Armellini Express Lines Inc. J.A. Flower Service Inc. Fresco Service Inc. and NorthStar Transportation Inc. The Julio and Sarah Armellini Scholarship is intended for sophomore junior or senior students with a career interest in the marketing or distribution of floral products.