Nabors Industries opened its doors in 1952. Claire Nabors began the drilling company and earned a solid reputation, in Alaska, for the successes attributed to drilling horizontally and the hiring of women. Tony Petrello has worked with Nabors Industries since 1991 and currently works with them as Chief Executive Officer. Nabors has grown over the years to a worth of $7 billion and is employing over 26,000 people. Nabors Industries is now known to be one of the largest drilling companies in the world.
Tony Petrello earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in mathematics, from Yale University. He then went on to Harvard law, where he earned his J.D. degree. His career started with a law firm, Baker & McKenzie, where he worked from 1979-1991. He began his career with Nabors Industries, in 1991, as the Director and Chief Operations Officer. He has now been with the company for 26 years.
Anthony Petrello is not only a hard worker, but a family man. Petrello married his college girlfriend, Cynthia, and they had a daughter, by the name of Carena, who is now eight. Carena was born prematurely and diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) as an infant. As she grew, her diagnoses turned into cerebral palsy, a neurological disease. The Petrello’s tried desperately to find answers to their daughters disease, but came up short, because of the lack of research. Tony Petrello currently works with the Texas Children’s Hospital as Director and has donated $7 million to the research of children’s neurological disease.