Dudley Gets MFA National Service Award

Ty Dudley of Armellini Industries has been named the recipient of the 2017 National Service award presented by the Michigan Floral Association at this year’s Great Lakes Floral Expo. The award honors outstanding service to the floral industry.

His career began in 1974 when he managed A. Rasmussen & Son Wholesale Florist. He spent three years in Louisville, Kentucky and eight years in Indianapolis, Indiana, managing Hill Floral Products. He has also served as the president of the Kentucky State Florists Association.

After 17 years working from home and the road visiting his wholesale customers for Armellini Express Lines, he is now in the corporate office in Florida.

Each year the MFA Awards and Nominations Committee is responsible for soliciting and reviewing award nominations. The committee sends all qualified nominations to a panel of independent judges who complete an evaluation form for each nominee. The committee totals the points received for each candidate nominated in a specific category and averages. The candidate receiving the highest average score in each category is chosen to receive the award.