B.J. Lechner

At Decision Associates M & A, B.J. Lechner guides owners through the process of sales, mergers and acquisitions, market assessments, market strategy and market positioning. However, not every company is ready to "go to market." In those cases, B.J. works with the team at Decision Associates to help owners work on building the value of their business. This could include improving market share, addressing customer concentration, improving margins, developing a strategic plan, improving operational performance and other "value proposition" actions.

EXPERTISE

Succession
Marketing
Strategic Planning
Management Development
Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures 

EXPERIENCE

NWIRC - Director of Business Growth Services
DANA Corp. - Division Manager
Lyons Transportation - President


EDUCATION

BSBA, Marketing
John Carroll University, University Heights, OH

MILITARY SERVICE

United States Army


CURRENT AND PAST AFFILIATONS

Marine Bank (PNC Bank) - past director
Saint Vincent Health System - past board chairman
Hamot Health Systems - board of incorporators
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College - past council of fellows
Greater Erie Industrial Development Corporation - past director
Erie County Historical Society - past director
Erie Conference on Community Development - past president
Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership - past chairman, Growth Partnership Division
Erie Community Foundation - past chairman/trustee

B.J. Lechner
Mobile: 814.602.2228

“Amatech/Polycel has been engaged with Decision Associates for over a year. They have guided us in implementing our Strategic Plan and kept us on track and task. If it wasn’t for their realistic approach this would have been one more failed attempt at planning. They had a knack for explaining our shortcomings in a way that even we could understand. During this process we had them conduct a Customer Survey. With this information we were able to prioritize our strategies with real information not just our opinion. This will definitely be an on-going process with these folks; this was one of the few times that I contracted with a consulting firm that I actually felt I got my money’s worth."

~ David A Amatangelo, President
Amatech/Polycel

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