Anthony Petrello showed the world how on the company can make a difference when disaster strikes. Hurricane Harvey created a disaster when it hit the local areas surrounding Houston, Texas. Nabors Industries, where Petrello is Chairman and CEO, helped save the day. When a company steps up and does that for such a disaster, it speaks highly of their dedication to more than just a profit.
Valued at over $68 millions dollars, the company has been turning heads for years. This help to the community has made a shining example of how it’s done. When a business cares enough to share, it’s a great sign of the integrity of their corporation.
Nabors Industries is a local drilling company in the Houston area where on a normal basis they also help their local food banks. It was no surprise when Petrello had them helping once again. The employees were given days off to go help out in the community. they were paid for that time too. Now that’s how it should always be done. They even installed an on-site kitchen to help feed people.
Anthony, known as Tony by his friends, is well known for his spirit of philanthropy. From New Jersey, he now lives in Houston with his family. His wife Cynthia is always there by his side for his work. From a place where he knew what it was to be in need, he has never forgotten how much being generous is needed in our world today.
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One of his areas of philanthropy is neurological disorder research at Texas Children’s Hospital. Having encountered this in his life early on, he has always made generous donations to those who are researching the disorder for a cure.
He has also funded education through his philanthropic work. Over the years this has been an obsession. Yale has been one of the schools to receive a large number of donations from his generosity. Specifically, he has made a donation to remember one of his favorite educators who died some years ago. His donation of $150,000 to Yale in memory of Professor Serge Lang was put to good use for those students studying that area where Serge taught.
Petrello’s position is well known in the company as CEO. The future holds many exciting things in the world. Their work in drilling is making the world better for energy use and locally, his philanthropy is showing other companies how it’s done.