Peter Fontana, SPE, has been elected to the board of directors of Parker Drilling. He will also serve on the board’s audit committee. Fontana retired from Weatherford as chief operating officer in 2013. He joined the company in 2005 and held positions of increasing responsibility, including director of project management, senior vice president, and executive vice president. His previous employers were Baker Hughes, Forasol-Foramer, and the Western Company of North America. Fontana holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University.