BERT BOECKMANN, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF GALPIN MOTORS, PRESENTED WITH FORD MOTOR COMPANY’S FIRST “DEALER HALL OF FAME” AWARD
Boeckmann recognized for a lifetime of achievement, outstanding performance and inspirational leadership
NORTH HILLS, CA (July 20, 2017) – Southern California’s Galpin Motors today announced its Chairman and CEO, Bert Boeckmann, was presented with Ford Motor Company’s first “Dealer Hall of Fame” award in recognition of his lifetime of achievement, outstanding performance and inspirational leadership. Additionally, Galpin Ford received over 12 additional awards including being recognized as the number one Volume Ford Dealer for a record 27 years in a row.
“The objective criteria is really, which of the dealers in this top volume group are universally admired, respected and loved by folks at Ford Motor Co., Ford Credit, by their employees and especially by other Ford dealers?” asked Mark LaNeve, Vice President – Marketing Sales & Service, Ford U.S., to cheers from Galpin employees during a taped awards ceremony. “It was my great honor to induct Bert Boeckmann into the Inaugural Ford Hall of Fame.”
Boeckmann joined Galpin in 1953 as a salesman, and by 1957 at the age of 26, Boeckmann was general manager of the company. By 1968, he became president and majority stakeholder and the rest is history. Today, Boeckmann is widely recognized as the most honored and successful automobile dealer in America. He has achieved a record of success for a single franchise, single location dealer that is unparalleled in the automotive retail industry and he constantly sets new industry standards for excellence.
“My father is the most honest man I know, the hardest working person I know and sincerely cares about every customer and employee!” said Beau Boeckmann, President and COO of Galpin Motors. “Without his dedication to our customers and employees, Galpin would not be where it is today. I’m thankful to Ford for their support and recognition, and I couldn’t think of a better first-time recipient than my dad.”
Galpin, which celebrated its 70th anniversary last year, has always been a pioneer in the dealership industry, which is due in large part to Boeckmann’s leadership and forward-thinking. In the 60s, Galpin began leasing cars to individuals before dealerships were even leasing to companies. In 1966, Galpin opened America’s first in-dealership restaurant, The Horseless Carriage, which is still a success today. The dealership also coined the term “Galpinizing” for its world-renowned custom vehicles.
Today, Galpin operates 12 franchises, in addition to its customization shop Galpin Auto Sports.
About Galpin Motors
Galpin Motors, home to the world’s largest volume Ford dealership for the 27th consecutive year, was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Galpin is comprised of a family of quality automobile brands that include Ford, Lincoln, Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Volkswagen, Volvo, Jaguar, Lotus, Aston Martin, Kia and Spyker. For additional information on Galpin Motors and Galpin Auto Sports, contact Marketing Manager Jeff Skobin at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the dealer at 15505 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills, Calif. 91343, like on Facebook at Facebook.com/GalpinMotors or visit www.galpin.com.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positons in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 202,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.
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