FordPros News: Jim Bockenfeld Recieves Taylor Award

Jim Bockenfeld was presented The Taylor Award for 2020 via  suprise package. We received his reply and picture via email


Gosh!  What a wonderful surprise I received yesterday!  Thank you and all the awesome Ford Commercial Dealer friends that I had the honor to work with over the years.  

It is also humbling to be the first recipient of an award named for my dear friend, Taylor Steinberg.  Taylor has touched so many in our industry with his articles and dynamic presentations throughout the United States.  His product seminars were always entertaining for the attendees while they learned how to spec and sell the products at the same time.

Also, many thanks to the National Ford Truck Club and Ford Pros for your on-going efforts over the years promoting commercial sales throughout the country.  A rising tide raises all boats!  Your efforts have been good for Knapheide, our competitors and the entire industry.

I am truly honored.

Best wishes,

Jim Bockenfeld


Supporting the work we FordPros do is the reliable bodybuilder rep, or the key distributor. They open the door to “finishing” the trucks/vans in a way that makes us look good to our end-users.  Nobody embodies that commitment more effectively than Taylor Steinberg, who served as a territory representative for The Knapheide Company in the Midwest for many years.  In addition, he traveled to many other parts of the country at the request of Ford Commercial to talk about the various vocations that FordPros can serve, and how to serve them well.  Taylor founded The Knapheide Sales Training School.  He is an exceptional example of one who always goes beyond what he’s asked to do, who believes that he can make a difference—then goes out and does just that.