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

"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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