Tony Petrello and his wife Cynthia have a daughter who is eight years old. Carena was born prematurely and has been diagnosed as having cerebral palsy, which is a neurological disorder. The couple tried to find answers to their daughters illness, but came up short with little research being done on children’s neurological research.
They decided to work with the Texas Children’s Hospital, because of their neurological scientific research for children. Tony currently works at the hospital as Director and has donated $7 million of his own money to the research. The hope is to eventually find a cure for children suffering from the disease.
Anthony Petrello also works with Nabors Industries as their Chief Executive Officer. He began working for the company in 1991 as Director and Chief Operating Officer. In 1992 he became President, and eventually Chief Executive Officer in 2011. The company was founded in 1952 by Claire Nabors and was eventually purchased by Gene Isenberg and Marty Whitman who have made the company into what it is today.
The company has grown into doing business overseas, and they have purchased many other successful drilling companies, so that they could add them to their own fleet. They have even gotten into selling equipment for drilling companies, which in combination with the rest of their business dealings, has made them one of the largest drilling companies in the world.
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