FreePower Announces Industry Veteran Laurence Mawhinney as Chief Revenue Officer

Phoenix, AZ
March 25, 2024
FreePower Announces Industry Veteran Laurence Mawhinney  as Chief Revenue Officer
Mawhinney to manage global growth strategy and sales after the launch of FreePower for Countertop.

FreePower, the company setting a new standard for countertop wireless charging, announces the appointment of Laurence Mawhinney as its new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO),effective March 25, 2024.

Following the successful debut of FreePower for Countertop at the 2024 Kitchen& Bath Industry Show (KBIS) earlier this month, where it received the prestigious “Best in Show” award, FreePower has cemented its position as a trailblazer in the design community. Its innovative wireless charging solutions are tailored for both residential and commercial applications, creating spaces that are equal parts elegant and functional. Mawhinney’s appointment as CRO reflects FreePower’s commitment to driving innovation and growth in the design sector.

Jake Slatnick, Founder and CEO of FreePower, expressed his confidence in Laurence’s ability to lead revenue efforts: "We were looking for someone who understood the nuances of the industry at a global level, and Laurence’s proven track record is as strong as can be. His extensive experience in developing and growing industry-leading products is exactly what we need in a CRO. We are confident that under his leadership, FreePower will continue to thrive and deliver on its mission to bring power to every surface, so we never have to think about charging again."

"JoiningFreePower is incredibly exciting," said Mawhinney. "They are a truly innovative and up-and-coming brand in the industry. I look forward to leveraging my experience to propel the company to new heights and leave a lasting impact on the industry, accelerating our transition towards ubiquitous wireless charging in surfaces everywhere."

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Laurence brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to FreePower. He has served in executive positions at Fisher & Paykel, including President of North America and Executive Vice President ofBusiness Development globally, and helped grow it to nearly $2 billion in annual revenue. He played a pivotal role in introducing the Fisher & Paykel brand - and driving business growth - in North America and markets around the world. With a strategic focus on continued market expansion, Laurence will oversee FreePower’s growth strategy, business development, and revenue generating efforts.

Read the full article
About FreePower

In 2017, FreePower (FKA Aira) took the first steps towards reinventing a technology that had always fallen short of expectations: wireless charging. Today, we have more than 230 patent assets for our advanced system, all of which were engineered in-house. After years of perfecting the technology, we launched the second-generation FreePower with Tesla in 2023, followed by our latest innovation: FreePower for Countertop. From bar tops at a restaurant to kitchen islands and home offices, this embedded technology seamlessly integrates into surfaces of all kinds. We are now partnering with leading architects, designers, builders, and fabricators to bring power to the spaces that connect us.