Selected 2017

Sassa Akervall

  • Current company Akervall Technologies, Inc.
  • Industry Consumer Retail: Health & Wellness

Sassa Akervall has a BA in communication from the University of Lund, Sweden. Before becoming CEO and the majority owner of Akervall technologies Inc. (ATI) she worked as a copywriter, TV host for her own shows, TV producer, writer/reporter and children’s books author. She has taken ATI from the kitchen table with $5k in revenues 2009 to 24 employees in 2017, a consistent 50% annual growth rate, owning her own plant, and with global partners like Reebok/CCM and a Swedish subsidiary. She has won several awards for the company, e.g. 50 Companies to Watch in Michigan 2014, Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition – Advanced Materials in 2014 and 2015, Enterprising Women of the Year nominee 2015 and STEP Ahead Award 2016. In 2017 Sassa, and her husband Jan were both finalists in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition. She is a member of SBAM’s Board of Directors, Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and on the Advisory Board of Enterprising Women Foundation for the second year in a row.

In her spare time, Sassa enjoys spending time with her husband, Jan, the co-founder, president and inventor of ATI’s products, and their two adult children. She also enjoys entertaining guests for dinner, and of course hanging out with her two large dogs, Stella and Artie, both are Black Russian Terriers.

About Akervall Technologies

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® Night Guard and Intuguard® allow users to talk and drink in the sports, dentistry, military and hospital markets.  Committed to the 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:

Work with Sassa

Learn more about career opportunities at Akervall Technologies on the company’s career page.

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