2016 40 Under 40: Nikki Bishop, PE, 37
Director, Global Turnaround Program, Emerson Process Management, Austin, Texas. B S Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Executive MBA, McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin
Nikki Bishop, PE, 37 Director, Global Turnaround Program, Emerson Process Management, Austin, Texas
B S Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Executive MBA, McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin
Bishop started her career at Emerson in 2002 as a lead automation project engineer. She joined Siemens Energy in 2009 and spent 2 years working in power generation, then returned to Emerson in 2011. In her role as senior application consultant, she designed, developed, and managed integrated application solutions focused on specific unit operations and assets. With extensive experience in asset reliability and predictive-maintenance strategies, Bishop developed Emerson’s Essential Asset Monitoring suite of solutions. In her next role as director for Emerson’s offshore oil and gas industry program, she was responsible for developing and executing offshore industry strategies in the oil and gas segment. In her current role as director of Emerson’s Global Turnaround Program, she is responsible for developing and leading a global program focused on shutdown, turnaround, and outage events in the refining, chemicals, and commercial power industries. With more than 14 years of experience in the process control industry, Bishop’s experience includes automation projects in oil and gas, industrial energy, pharmaceuticals, power generation, pulp and paper, and refining. She is passionate about mentoring and helping others succeed in their careers. She serves as a mentor within her office and as a manager for Emerson’s Engineers in Leadership Program. She leads the Emerson Women in STEM group with the mission of attracting, retaining, and developing more women leaders. She is an active member of the Society of Women Engineers and is director of the Fuels and Petrochemical Division of American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In addition to being a mother to her two boys and wife to her husband, Ben, Bishop enjoys hiking, biking, fitness boot camp, and running. Other hobbies include knitting, baking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her two dogs.