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

"As a member and graduate of the recent Leadership Peer Group held at Decision Associates, I found the most beneficial outcome, other than the monthly topics, was being connected with others in the same position. I now have a dozen peers to turn to when a question or problem arises in our company. It's great to be able to talk to someone who may have experienced the same situations. I also enjoyed touring other companies with the Peer Group. From this rear opportunity of a behind the scenes look, I was able to take this experience and return to our facility and implement valuable improvements. I would recommend this Peer Group to others in leadership positions."

~ Ryan Betts, VP Human Resources
Betts Industries

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