Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> April 14, 2003

David O’reilly – O’reilly Automotive (orly)

DAVID E. O'REILLY is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of O'Reilly Automotive. Prior to joining O'Reilly he was in the Management Development Program at Southwestern Bell Telephone, Kansas City, Missouri. In July 1972 he returned to Springfield, Missouri to enter the family business, O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. Mr. O'Reilly has a BA degree in Business Administration and Economics cum laude from Drury College in Springfield, Missouri. He is on the Board of Directors of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief historical sketch of O'Reilly

Automotive and a picture of what you have been doing lately?

Mr. O'Reilly: The company was started in 1957, some 45 years