Nabors Industries is one of the largest oil drilling companies in the Houston, Texas area. The company, from its CEO to the lowest level employee, are fully-vested in the community. When Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2017 there was little doubt by Nabors Industries about what needed to be done. CEO Tony Petrello immediately dispatched a team of employees to render aid to the community. He even offered his employees paid time off to help assist in the aid efforts. Tony demands his employees to be contributing members of their community, encourages fitness, and empowers them to make decisions.
He inspired his employees to donate money to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts by pledging to match their contributions. A couple of weeks later, Mr. Petrello wrote a personal check of nearly $175,000 to the Nabors Disaster Relief Fund. Nearly ten percent of Nabors employees were personally affected by the natural disaster and Tony was there to assist them with getting their lives back to normal. That shows you what type of man Tony Petrello is.
Tony Petrello was not born into wealth but rather grew up in a working class neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey. His parents taught Tony and his siblings the importance of putting in a hard day’s work. In high school he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Ivy League school, Yale University. Tony took full advantage of this scholarship and wound up with A Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mathematics. he then went on to get his law degree from Harvard Law School. Tony was just getting started and soon he began working at Baker & McKenzie, a law firm based in New York City. Soon he became a managing partner with the firm, where he did work for an oil drilling company called Nabors Industries.
Impressed with Tony’s work ethic, Nabors Industries offered him a job in management in 1991. He gladly accepted and soon worked his way up to being named the COO and President of the company. In 2001, Tony was named CEO of Nabors Industries and has led the company to record profits with him at the helm. Nabors is now operates the largest number of land drilling rigs in the world and had revenue over $2.2 billion in 2016. Success has followed Tony Petrello everywhere he has gone but those closest to him know that it is because of his never-ending work ethic.
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