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
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