SALINE, Mich., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Akervall Technologies founders Sassa and Jan Akervall received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®2017 Award in the health category for the Michigan and Northwest Ohio region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The Akervalls were selected by an independent panel of judges and the award was presented at a special gala event on June 21 at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).
Founded in 2005, Akervall Technologies disrupted 70 years of stagnant mouth guard technology with strong, comfortable mouthguards that maximize protection while minimizing size. The company has continued to develop advanced polymer technologies, resulting in five awarded patents and an additional three pending.
"Both Jan and I have learned that you may have a great idea, a vision, and even an immense amount of energy, but you still need help along the way. We wouldn't be where we are if it weren't for our exceptional team who believes in what we do and always strives to give it their best, their 'sisu'", said Sassa Akervall.
As a Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region award winner, the Akervalls are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 18, 2017.
About Akervall Technologies, Inc.
Named one of Inc. 5000's fastest growing companies in the US, Akervall Technologies Inc (ATI) manufacturers ultra thin, impression-less, custom fit, remoldable mouthguards. SISU® Mouthguard, SOVA® Nightguard and Intuguard® allow users to talk and drink in the sports, dentistry, military and hospital markets. Committed to cutting-edge of dental protection technology, ATI mouthguards are made of a non-compressible thermoplastic polymer that is 30% stronger than conventional mouthguards. All Guards are FDA approved, BPA, phthalate, PVC, and latex free. Learn more: www.sisuguard.com & www.sovanightguard.com
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world's most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries. Learn more: ey.com/eoy
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