The Mellam Family Foundation is a private foundation established in 1987 by Laural D. Mellam (1905-1993) in memory of her late husband, Leo L. Mellam (1906-1985). Mr. Mellam was the founder of Flexi-Van Corporation. In the transportation industry, he is widely known as the “father of containerization”, having developed the model for containerized freight transportation now in use throughout the world