B.J. Lechner

As a partner in Decision Associates M&A, B.J. Lechner guides owners through the process of sales, mergers and acquisitions, market assessments, market strategy and market positioning. When companies are not ready to "go to market," he works with the team at Decision Associates to help owners build the value of the business via improved market share, customer diversification, revenue margins and strategic planning. B.J.'s background includes long tenures leading the operations of regional and national transportation companies.


Mergers and Acquisitions
Succession Planning
Strategic Planning


BSBA, Marketing, John Carroll University, University Heights, OH

United States Army


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

B.J. Lechner
Mobile: 814.602.2228

"Our company is great at hiring for most positions, but when we needed help with an executive position, we turned to Decision Associates. We felt that we didn't have to 'go it alone' to find the right person. The screening tools that were used helped to match the candidate to the personality and culture of Betts Industries. They identified the traits and performance indicators with the candidates, and we began a vetting process that was intensive and successful. The whole process was quicker than we thought it would be and was narrowed to a handful of candidates who were all qualified. It was an easy process to work with Decision Associates, the extra work up front that they did benefited us at the end. Our hire is going great and exceeding our expectations. We would recommend Aaron Phillips and Elizabeth Cipolla to assist in any executive position needed and will turn to them again."

~ Ryan Betts, VP Human Resources
Betts Industries

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