ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EY today announced that founders, Sassa and Jan Akervall of Akervall Technologies are finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in 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 as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 21 at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).
"What was once just an embryo of an idea, has become a multi-faceted operation where we are not only able to create jobs here in Michigan, but also have global distribution of our products! The proof in the pudding that we are doing something right with this fantastic and humbling honor from E & Y," said Sassa Akervall.
Now in its 31st year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. 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. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
About Akervall Technologies, Inc.
Named one of Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies in the US, Akervall Technologies Inc (ATI) manufacturers ultra thin, no impressions, custom fit, remoldable mouthguards. SISU™ guard, SOVA® Nightguard and Intuguard allow users to talk and drink for sports, dentistry, military and hospital markets. Committed to cutting-edge technology of dental protection, 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. ey.com/eoy
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