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

“Decision Associates exceeded our expectations, which were very high to start with, and we were pleased with the result of their work and assistance on our strategic plan. They were the right organization at the right time to help our organization become what we need to be in the next few years. They led us in such a way to allow us to move forward, which is not always easy, and accomplish a lot in a short time. The proof is that the strategic plan has been widely acknowledged as being perfect for us with comments coming not just from within, but from the community as well. We will engage them again when we are ready for an update.”

~ John Oliver, President
VisitErie

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