A Father Caring for His Son
A PASSION FOR CLEAN AIR & RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
The story starts in the year 2008 when Iannique Renaud, a former professional hockey player from Canada, travelled to China along for a business opportunity and as the business expanded, he settled there.
While in China, his son suffered a severe respiratory attack due to the high levels of pollution in the air. His sons started choking and he had to rush him to the hospital. Arriving in just in time doctors hooked him his on up to ventilators to clear his respiratory tract.
The doctors told Iannique that his son had severe asthma and high levels of air pollution had infected his respiratory system. Iannique had to find ways to protect his son's lungs from contaminants so that he could live a normal life. It also meant being 100% sure that the medical grade materials used are backed by scientific research.
Iannique started his research for air filtration technologies for his son's better life and it ended up in building an indoor air purification system to protect his son's lungs from perils of air-pollution. After providing the indoor air purification solutions, he started looking for outdoor air filtration solution to protecting his son while outside. He designed a resuable mask with medical-grade filtration that people would be proud to wear. What started as a father's quest to provide a better life to his son, became the quest to protect the people from ill effects of air-pollution. That's how the KandyMask came into existence and quickly people all over the world started to adopt KandyMask because of the air-filtration capabilities and respiratory protection it provided.
For over a decade Iannique built one of the most renowned filtration companies in Asia and helped people all over the world and most Fortune 500 companies. The core values of KandyMask has alway been to only carry products that we would use to protect our own family.
In 2018, Iannique decided to move back to Cananda to provide a better environment to his family. Little did he know that his years of air-filtration experience would come in handy more than ever when the global pandemic hit.
Our immediate focus is on helping people protect themselves and others by engineering a reusable face mask with high-quality filtration that has been proven by the top laboratories in the world.
Loving Father, CEO & Founder