Bert Boeckmann loved his employees and led by example, never asking them to do anything he wasn't willing to do himself, his son said.
His example, and his legacy, will carry forward at Galpin Motors, the California dealership group where Boeckmann began his career 70 years ago, Beau Boeckmann said last week.
Bert Boeckmann, a pioneering California dealer who made customizing vehicles popular at his Galpin Motors group, died Friday, April 28. He was 92.
"He led by example by loving his employees and, of course, by loving his customers," said Beau Boeckmann, who became president and COO of Galpin in 2014. "To me, that's what makes Galpin Galpin, and it's a very special thing."