SISU Shifts Production from Mouthguards to PPE to Protect against COVID-19
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, Mar. 30, 2020 /Ann Arbor Spark/ -- The Ann Arbor T-shirt Company heard about Akervall Technologies’s efforts to produce face shields and offered to cover production costs and donate 25,000 shields. Owner Jerry Kozak reached out to Akervall with the generous proposal. In addition to covering production costs, he and his business partner Ricky Winowiecki also had an empty factory and a furloughed staff of 72 workers eager to help with the assembly, shaving weeks off the delivery time to local hospitals and nursing homes in desperate need.View entire article >
For the 3rd Time, Akervall Technologies Appears on the Inc. 5000 List
NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine today revealed that Akervall Technologies is No. 2318 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Domino's Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.View entire article >
SOVA Night Guard Named Category Winner by the Dental Advisor for Third Consecutive Year
SALINE, Mich., Jan. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dental Advisor announced SOVA Night Guard as the Patient Products Category Winner for the Best Temporary Therapeutic Device in the 2018 Dental Advisor Product Awards.View entire article >
AsSeenOnTV.pro with Kevin Harrington Launches DRTV Campaign with SOVA® Night Guard
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Product Managers of AsSeenOnTV.pro, along with Kevin Harrington, one of the original Sharks from the hit reality series Shark Tank, are pleased to announce the launch of a new DRTV campaign with Akervall Technologies, the makers of SOVA® Night Guard.View entire article >
Akervall Technologies Named to Inc. 5000 List for Second Consecutive Year
SALINE, Mich., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine ranked Akervall Technologies, Inc. NO. 1521 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses.View entire article >
EY announces Sassa And Jan Akervall of Akervall Technologies Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award Winner in Michigan and Northwest Ohio
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).
EY announces Sassa And Jan Akervall of Akervall Technologies Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award Finalists in Michigan and Northwest Ohio
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).
SPARK Ann Arbor Names Akervall Technologies one of the fastest growing companies
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Akervall Technologies, Inc (ATI) - manufacturer of SISU Athletic Mouth Guard, SOVA Night Guard and Intuguard, has been honored with a FastTrack award by Ann Arbor SPARK, after demonstrating consistent year-over-year growth. Akervall Technologies manufactures the thinnest, most protective, and comfortable mouth guards on the market and is recognized in athletic, dental and medical communities as a standard for quality and innovation.
Akervall Technologies awarded highly competitive National Science Foundation Phase IIB SBIR Grant
SALINE, Mich., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Science Foundation has awarded Akervall Technologies Inc. (ATI) a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase IIB grant for the development of high-performance polymer composites mouth guards. The research and development made possible by this grant will address the urgent need for better dental protection in both sports and medical applications. Akervall Technologies Inc. will bring to market an innovative and disruptive mouth guard technology that synergizes nanomaterial driven energy absorption capability with a novel mouth guard design.
Akervall Technologies Inc., Announces EVP of Global Business Development
SALINE, Mich., March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Akervall Technologies Inc. (ATI), makers of SISU Mouth Guards and SOVA Nightgrinding Mouth Guards is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Ish as the Executive Vice President of Global Business Development.
SOVA Night Guard named Category Winner by the Dental Advisor
SALINE, Mich., Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dental Advisor announced SOVA Night Guard as the Patient Products Category Winner for the Best Therapeutic Device in the 2017 Dental Advisor Product Awards.
Akervall Technologies, Inc. Announces Patent for NextGen Guard
SALINE, Mich., Jan. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Akervall Technologies Inc. (ATI) announced the approval of their fifth mouth guard patent for the new SISU NextGen athletic mouth guard, released to the market in October 2016. NextGen is the latest development in ATI's long standing collaboration with National Science Foundation (NSF) which was instrumental in development and production of the SISU family of mouth guards.
Akervall Technologies, Inc. announces COO appointment
SALINE, Mich., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Akervall Technologies Inc., makers of SISU Mouth Guards and SOVA Night Guards, announced today that Kathy Capelli joined the leadership board as the Chief Operating and Financial Officer to further the company's growth into sporting goods and dental markets. Kathy will be responsible for company's operation, supply chain, procurement and overall financial success.
SISU Mouth Guard Partners with US Lacrosse
SALINE, Mich., Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SISU Mouthguard will become the official mouthguard of US Lacrosse and Team USA, offering the world's top lacrosse athletes custom-fit mouthguards powered by SISU's unique Diffusix™ Technology.
Akervall Technologies makes Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies
Akervall Technologies started out slow and steady, but a recent growth spurt has landed it a spot on Inc. Magazine's latest Inc. 5000 ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
USA Field Hockey Association Names SISU the Official Mouthguard of USA Field Hockey
USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce SISU Mouthguard as the official mouth guard of the organization. As the exclusive supplier, SISU will offer the world's top field hockey athletes custom-fit mouth guards powered by Diffusix™ Technology.
Akervall Technologies, Inc. Named One of the 2016 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies
Inc. magazine today ranked Akervall Technologies, Inc. NO. 1130 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses.
Akervall Technologies hits its stride when the business moves beyond its CEO
Sassa Akervall knew her company was ready to really grow when it wasn't all about her anymore. The co-founder & CEO of Akervall Technologies saw her startup take off when she stopped doing everything herself or telling everyone what to do. She even kicked the company out of her house when it became too big.
SISU Guard Selected as BigCommerce Design Award Winner for Sports and Recreation Category
PR Newswire, 2016
SISU Guard announced today that it has been named the winner for the sports and recreation category in the 2016 BigCommerce Design Awards. Presented by leading ecommerce platform BigCommerce, the award recognizes SISU's excellence in ecommerce design and online brand presentation.
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SBAM Recognizes Leaders, Volunteers At Annual Meeting
LANSING – Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof was recognized on June 23 at the Small Business Association of Michigan annual meeting as its Legislator of the Year, while Milan Gandhi of Med-Share in Southfield was named as its Advocate of the Year.