By Stephanie Porter
ENGINEER BY DAY, comedian by night — it’s not a common career combination, but Vicky Mullaley has found the connection.
“The two tie together better than you might think,” she says. “The skills you need to write a good comedy set, I definitely tap into that at work too … I’m challenged to be creative in different ways every day at work.”
Our products allow our customers to cut their cords and cables and get rid of the wires. Embedding wireless power gives them a competitive edge.– Vicki Mullaley
Ms. Mullaley is a mechanical EIT (engineer in training) with Mount Pearl-based Solace Power, Inc. Solace develops innovative wireless power and charging solutions for multiple industries, including the automotive, defence, aerospace and business sectors.
“Our products allow our customers to cut their cords and cables and get rid of the wires,” Ms. Mullaley says. “Embedding wireless power gives them a competitive edge.”
Mullaley started at Solace just under four years ago as employee number 16. Now she’s one of 30. She was excited to be part of the start-up culture of a burgeoning business. “I knew it was going to be a great work environment, and it is. I don’t go a day without learning something new … It’s really rewarding when you start from an idea in your head, a spark, and you get other people involved, and together we make something out of nothing. And it’s a whole different level of rewarding to be able to do it on home soil.”