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Michigan’s Sassa Akervall in Inaugural WPO Women 2 Watch

Michigan Business Beat
January 17, 2020 11:00 AM


Women Presidents’ Organization Launches New Member Ranking & names women 2 watch

SALINE, MI – Keep your eyes on Sassa Akervall, CEO of Akervall Technologies in Saline, MI, according to the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO).

To hear Sassa and Jeffrey discuss her new honor and an update on Akervall Technologies, please click play on the PodCast below!

Previously interviewed in connection with her company's honors with Michigan Celebrates Small Business, Sassa is back this time to discuss how she is being recognized this time around and to share an update about Akervall Technologies.
According to the Women Presidents’ Organization, among women entrepreneurs, she's a woman to watch in industry. Sassa then reviews updates on SISU mouth guard and Akervall technologies, including a new manufacturing site near their headquarters in the Ann Arbor, MI, metro.

In its new ranking of WPO members, called Women 2 Watch, Akervall earned a 29th ranking.

The list highlights WPO members from around the world who have applied for the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies™ listing and, based on experiencing significant revenue growth, are on their way to realize even greater growth.

“Being a part of Women Presidents’ Organization has brought new insights as well as exciting opportunities to learn and develop myself and my company together with a group of amazing women entrepreneurs,” said Akervall. “I’m very grateful for this experience, this incredible honor, and love and support from a worldwide network of women entrepreneurs. There’s no doubt that the sky is the limit for every one of us.”

The ranking is for WPO members in good standing who have experienced impressive, growth from 2014 to 2019. Financial documents must be submitted by all companies for fact checking purposes. Members must be running their company’s day-to-day management as the CEO/president/partner of a privately held company with at least $2 million in annual revenue ($1 million for service-based businesses).

 “Every year we have strong contenders from within the WPO membership for The 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies™ list,” said Camille Burns, WPO CEO. “We think it is extremely important to recognize these successful women around the world who are thriving. The economic impact of these women-led businesses on the global economy is being felt directly through the jobs they create and the communities they serve.”

About the Women Presidents’ Organization
The WPO is the premier peer advisory organization connecting women who own multi-million-dollar companies.  In monthly meetings across six continents, chapters of 20 women presidents from diverse industries invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level. Local WPO chapters are coordinated by a professional facilitator and meet monthly to share business expertise and experience in a confidential setting. For more information, contact 212-688-4114 or visit www.womenpresidentsorg.com. Follow the WPO on Twitter @womenpresidents and Facebook @TheWPO.

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About Akervall Technologies Inc.
Akervall Technologies Inc., headquartered in Saline, MI, manufactures ultra-thin, impression-less, custom fit, remoldable mouthguards for the sports, dentistry, military and hospital markets. SISU® Mouthguard, SOVA® Night Guard and Intuguard™ allow users to talk, drink and breathe normally. Committed to cutting-edge dental protection technology, Akervall produces mouthguards made of non-compressible thermoplastic polymer that are stronger than conventional mouthguards. Akervall mouthguards are cleared by the Food and Drug Administration and free of bisphenol A (BPA), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), phthalate and latex.
SISU athletic mouthguards are the official mouthguard of US Lacrosse and Team USA (Lacrosse). More information is at www.SISUGuard.com or call 800.444.0570.

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  • Akervall-Team-2019.jpg ¬– “Our company success is the result of the cumulative work of our team. We’re not only preserving dental health around the world, but also creating jobs here in Michigan,” said Sassa Akervall, CEO, first row, second from right.

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