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Anthony J. F. O'Reilly

H. J. Heinz Company

1979 - 1998

Food & Tobacco

1970 b. 1936
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateUniversity College, Dublin
GraduatePhD, University of Bradford
Personal
Born-Died1936
BirthplaceIreland
RaceWhite
FatherPolitician
Era - 1970

When he took the helm of Heinz in 1979, O’Reilly pursued an aggressive expansion plan including a reinvestment in core brands, a slashing of expenses, and an international acquisition program. The plan produced stellar financial returns for well over a decade – reinventing Heinz as a “hot stock” in the 1980’s with average shareholder returns of 31% (nearly double the S&P 500 index).