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Kristen Pope

Gates Machine Tool Repair

General Manager

Kristen Pope

Kristen Pope is a business and crisis management professional from the Greater Houston area. With over 20 years’ experience in manufacturing and oil & gas industries, she has held positions of increasing responsibility over the course of her career. Currently a General Manager for a machine repair and rebuild facility, Kristen is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, setting the company’s strategic direction, and implementing innovative changes.

Kristen has served as the leading project manager for the implementation of an enterprise-wide mass communication system for Murphy Oil Corporation and has been responsible for conducting business continuity and emergency response training and exercise for global operations. She held the role of Operations Section Chief for the organization during Hurricane Harvey and led company initiatives to mitigate impacts during the Las Vegas Mass Shooting.
Kristen is an active member of the Texas Chapter of the Women in Manufacturing Association and holds a role on the Membership Committee.


Panel: Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Moderator: Angela Thurman, Thurman Co

Kristen Pope, General Manager, Gates Machine Tool Repair Inc
Mary Henderson, Senior Financial Executive, Arcosa, Inc
Srikant Menon, Senior Manage Cyber & Strategic Risk, Deloitte

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