A Story of Love and Protection
A PASSION FOR CLEAN AIR & RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
The KandyMask story starts 12 years ago when Iannique Renaud from Canada, a former professional hockey player, decided to travel to China for a few months.
While abroad, his boy suffered a severe respiratory attack due to the high air pollution levels. His son started choking, and he had to rush him to the hospital. Arriving just in time, doctors hooked him to ventilators to clear his airways.
After a night in the hospital, the doctors told Iannique that his son had severe asthma and pollutants in the air had infected his respiratory system. For his son to live a normal life, Iannique had to find ways to protect his lungs from contaminants; It also meant being 100% sure that the materials used were always the highest grade and backed by scientific data.
Iannique started researching filtration technologies so his son could live a normal life. He built an air filtration system to protect his son's lungs while at home. Now that the inside of the house had filtered air, he turned his attention to saving his son while outside. He designed a mask with medical-grade filtration that would be reusable, and people would be proud to wear. Quickly people all over the world started to wear KandyMask because of the filtration capabilities and respiratory protection it provided.
For over a decade, Iannique built one of the most respected filtration companies in Asia and served people all over the world and most Fortune 500 companies.
The core values of KandyMask have always been to only carry products we would use to protect our own family.
In 2018, he decided to move back to Montreal, Canada, so his family could be free from pollution in Asia.
Little did he know that his years of filtration experience would come in handy more than ever when the global pandemic hit.
Loving Father, CEO & Founder