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Herbert F. “Bert” Boeckmann

January 1, 2019

Chairman, CEO and Founder Owner and CEO Galpin Automotive Group – North Hills, California

In the world of automobile sales and service, Bert Boeckmann, owner and CEO of the Galpin Automotive Group in North Hills (Los Angeles), California, is a dealer’s dealer. Mr. Boeckmann started as a salesman at Galpin Ford in 1953 and bought the franchise in 1960 when the dealership was a 1-acre facility with 55 employees selling 30 vehicles a month. Today, Galpin occupies 55 acres of facilities with more than 1,000 employees. For 32 years, Galpin Ford has been #1 in profit of all Ford Motor Company dealerships and has been the largest volume Ford dealer in the world for 13 years running selling, on average, more than 1,000 new Ford automobiles per month. The Galpin Automotive Group also boasts Lincoln, Mercury, Jaguar, Saturn, Mazda, Hyundai, and Kia franchises and, altogether, Galpin Motors sold nearly 30,000 vehicles last year. In 2000, Mr. Boeckmann became the nation’s #1 Saturn and #1 Jaguar retailer. Mr. Boeckmann recently received Ward’s Dealer Magazine’s first Dealer of the Year Award. In the words of James O’Connor, Ford Division President, “He is the best dealer I have ever met. He is the whole package.”