November 15, 2021

Engineering Change

Episode 2

Strength and ingenuity in the workplace are driven by diversity and learning from shared experiences. Today as we venture Beyond the Mold, we speak with two engineers, Vivian Cheung and Melanie Henderson, about their careers, experiences, and what it’s like to be part of an exclusive group. Vivian and Melanie offer advice and emphasize the importance of overcoming self-doubt, why you should ask questions - especially when you’re a new employee, the value of building professional relationships at work, and why a career in engineering has been so rewarding for them.

Podcast Guest:


Project Engineer, Rigid Packaging

Vivian Cheung is a Project Engineer at Husky, where she has worked since 1997. Vivian simultaneously manages upwards of a dozen projects that deliver complete injection molding systems, including machines, molds and auxiliary equipment, to end customers located across the globe. Recently, her role evolved to include managing a team of project engineers who, among other duties, support regional managers and service teams. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Additionally, she’s earned a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute and a Professional Engineers (P.Eng.) license issued by Professional Engineers, Ontario.

Podcast Guest:


Global Training Specialist, Hot Runners & Controllers

Melanie Henderson is a Global Training Specialist at Husky, where she has worked since 1999. Part of the third-party Hot Runners Organization, her primary responsibility is to create training material for new or existing design groups and teach local trainers at Husky’s manufacturing campuses in Vermont (United States), Luxembourg (Europe), Shanghai (China) and Chennai (India). Previously, she worked as a Mold Base Designer, Standards Engineer and Product Development Engineer. She holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, where she was an Engineering Ambassador to prospective students.