O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. has announced executive leadership promotions. Effective January 9, 2023, Brad Beckham, the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Brent Kirby, the company’s executive vice president and chief supply chain officer, will each be promoted to co-presidents. Beckham and Kirby will continue to report to Greg Johnson, who currently serves as the company’s president and chief executive officer and will remain in his role as CEO but pass on the title and role of president to Beckham and Kirby.
“O’Reilly’s promote from within philosophy is a pillar of our Culture and a key driver to our long-term success,” said Johnson. “We are very fortunate to have Brad and Brent’s outstanding executive leadership experience in our company, and I am extremely confident in their ability to successfully take on these new roles as Co-Presidents. During my time as CEO, Brad and Brent have both been critical members of the O’Reilly leadership team, with Brad leading our store operations and sales and Brent leading our supply chain and omnichannel initiatives. Their extensive experience and significant industry knowledge, combined with that of our long-tenured executive management team, position our company to drive continued profitable growth long into the future.”
Beckham will be responsible for all domestic and international store operations and sales, real estate and expansion, human resources, legal, risk management, training, and finance. Kirby will be responsible for merchandise, distribution, logistics, inventory management, pricing, store design, advertising/marketing, electronic catalog, customer satisfaction, omnichannel, and information technology.
Brad Beckham, age 44, has been an O’Reilly Team Member since 1996. Beckham’s O’Reilly career began as a parts specialist and progressed through the roles of store manager, district manager, regional manager, divisional vice president, vice president of Eastern Store operations and sales, senior vice president of Eastern Store operations and sales, senior vice president of Central Store operations and sales, and executive vice president of store operations and sales. Beckham has held the position of executive vice president and COO since January of 2022.
Brent Kirby, age 54, has been an O’Reilly Team Member since 2018. Kirby began his 35 year retail career with Lowe’s companies, Inc. as a hardware associate and progressed through various positions at the store, district and, regional levels before being promoted to senior vice president of store opperations and later chief omnichannel officer. Prior to joining O’Reilly, Kirby held the position of chief supply chain officer for Lowe’s. In 2018, Kirby’s O’Reilly career began as senior vice president of omnichannel and progressed through the role of executive vice president of supply chain. Kirby has held the position of executive vice president and chief supply chain officer since January of 2022.