The President of Pan-Arcadian Federation of America
Andre Papantoniou was born in Dara, Arcadia, in 1943. He graduated from high school in Tripoli and in 1961, following a call from his relatives, he departed for Toronto (Canada). There he worked for five years and then settled in the USA (Chicago).
In Chicago, he worked on food production and processing. He founded two food industries: Pita - Pan specializing in the production of pita bread (number of staff 120) and Olympia Foods meat processing (number of staff 150).
In 2013, after a substantial financial offer, he sold Pita - Pan to a Swiss company Aryzta.
Afterwards, he added a pita bread production unit to Olympia Foods.
Olympia Foods is a modern industrial food production and processing plant with state-of-the-art equipment.
Olympia Foods is a USDA unit which has comprehensive quality assurance programs and HACCP certification, implemented to ensure product quality and food safety. By developing a distribution network serving schools, restaurants, and institutions in the United States and Canada, Olympia Foods delivers top quality products and services that have built its reputation for nearly forty years.
Olympia Foods has collaborated and works with major US chains (Taco Bell etc.)
Andre Papantoniou, along with his professional activities, he is also involved in the Greek community of the United States and especially in the Pan Arcadian Federation of America.
In October 2016 he was elected president of the Pan Arcadian Federation of America.
He is married to the Greek Vassiliki Papantoniou and they have two children. Petros and Katerina, which both work at Olympia Foods. The Papantoniou family lives and works permanently in Chicago.