Max Whiteley

My family was in the oilfield so I grew up all over Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma, finally graduating from Abilene Cooper High School.  I graduated from The U Texas at Austin in 1981 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.  I worked in drilling, completion and production as an engineer for Tenneco, Mesa, Seagull, Leonard Hudson Drilling and Quester (now QEP) progressing up to management. My wife is Sharon, a retired RN.  My daughter Ellen is a 4th grade teacher in Moore, OK and my son Joe is back in school WTAMU after serving 5 years in the Marine Corp.  I worked both on and offshore all over the country and found out that I liked the Texas Panhandle better than any other place, so that was part of the reason I feel so fortunate to be able to come to work for Pantera.