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B.J. Lechner

Partner, Decision Associates Mergers and Acquisitions



153 East 13th Street, Suite 1400B Erie, PA 16503



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

Military Service

  • United States Army

Professional / Civic Affliations

  • 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 System, past board chair
  • Erie County Historical Society, past director
  • Marine Bank (PNC Bank), past director
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