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

“When we needed to make a new hire, we contacted Decision Associates. We were very pleased with the process that they used and the attention they gave to our company. Though we didn’t find the ideal candidate for the job, they moved us in a direction that actually made more sense than hiring. They guided us on the right path for the changes and made recommendations that were perfect for our organization. They looked at what the best decision for our company was, even though it wasn’t the first path that we took. We valued the insight, suggestions and the good working relationship that we built. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Decision Associates for recruiting and/or operational improvements.”

~ Steve Henderson, President
Great Lakes Cast Stone, Inc.

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