Founder & CEO, PackageOne, Inc.
I’m Tom Kandris, the CEO of PackageOne, a manufacturer of corrugated boxes and displays. I am proud to be playing in support of the American Heart Association. My brother passed away from a heart attack, my father has had two stint surgeries in the past 8 years, as did my oldest surviving brother. My mother survived a six way bypass and she too passed away from heart related complications. Whether you have a personal story or a personal story waiting to happen; heart disease is among the biggest killers of people of all walks.
As the #1 and #4 killers, cardiovascular disease and stroke cost the United States $316 billion last year in health care costs, medications, and lost productivity. The cost to the individuals and families affected is even greater. As such, I'm pleased to demonstrate my dedication towards this important mission.