Work with a team that puts finding a solution over making a sale.
Vista Manufacturing combines innovation and technology with high-quality, cost-effective lighting solutions to help OEMs win in the marketplace.
Vista is a family-owned business with Corporate Headquarters located in Elkhart, Indiana.
We are an OE manufacturer that produces a competitive advantage for our customers by merging quality and innovation with cost-effective pricing and on-time delivery.
Our team is deeply aware that the right process can directly impact your ability to win in the marketplace. When you choose Vista as your solutions partner, you'll go-to-market on time while building your brand's reputation.
Our Quality Management System (QMS) is modeled after the ISO 9001:2015 Standard, which lets us develop processes and products that align with your specifications. We are also a member of RVIA, RVDA, and SEMA trade organizations and our products can be manufactured to UL, CSA, and FAA standards.
Our mission goes beyond
providing innovative technology, high-quality products, and cost-effective pricing. Watch our video to learn about our culture, how we treat people, and our mission.
We do that by making our customers’ lives easier with functional solutions that make a statement and helps them to win the marketplace.
- Have a positive attitude.
- Do the right thing by God.
- We are family.
- Simply get it done.
- We’re driven by passion.
We believe how we treat people, solve challenges, and deliver products, has a direct and powerful impact on the world.
Our partnership doesn't end with the execution of your solution.
We are always available to answer questions, update a process, or evaluate additional quality products. When you choose Vista as your solutions partner, you're adding the expertise of our professionals to your team!
You'll hear us talk about being your quality solutions partner and you may wonder what that actually means. To the Vista team, this means that we believe how we treat people, solve challenges, and deliver products, has a direct and powerful impact on our ability to exceed our customers' expectations.
This is what we call the Vista Difference.
- Connection - A true partnership begins with listening, understanding your needs, challenges, and goals, not trying to sell you something.
- Exploration - As your solutions partner, it's our role to make your job easier. Our team of engineers works with you to find and develop quality solutions that solve your challenge. That means our solution meets your requirements, standards, and budget.
- Implementation - Our quality solution will be designed such that installation of our product will save you time and fit within your manufacturing tolerances as well as work with your communications and controls protocols.
- Execution - As your solutions partner, we will help you plan out the ordering, stocking, lead time, and logistics process that best meets your organization's needs and objectives.
Choose Vista as your solutions partner.
Since 1979, we’ve helped OEMs win in the marketplace with our solutions.
Our team has had the pleasure of working with manufacturers and engineering solutions for over 40 years. Here's our timeline and history:
Our co-founder, Jim Tieszen, was in the motorcycle distribution industry and saw “strip lighting” on touring motorcycles. He asked his brother, Dwayne, to design and manufacture parts to sell in other areas. Jim and Dwayne launched Vista in Dwayne’s basement in Wichita, Kansas.
Vista moved to Elkhart, Indiana to be closer to their largest customer, a CB antenna company using Vista’s lights in their antenna.
1982 – 1984
1982 – 1984
Vista began supplying strip lights and lighting panels to the conversion van industry and truck stops.
Vista opened a division in Texas to better cover the South and West Coast. This division also began exploring new markets — like architectural and commercial — by supplying hotels and movie theaters.
We purchased blue LEDs to explore using them as an alternative to incandescent bulbs.
Vista moved production for all markets except aviation to our Elkhart, Indiana facility.
We began Vista Worldwide to supply the appliance industry with incandescent bulbs. Our company also formed a team in China to assist our partner factories with processes and quality assurance.
Vista instituted a new QMS (quality management software) system. We also developed an engineering team to switch focus from decorative to functional lighting.
Vista moved from two separate facilities into a new 38K sq. ft facility—combining all of their employees into one location for the first time.
Vista launched our Vista Connect app, which combines controllable Bluetooth technology with our high-quality and cost-effective lighting solutions.
Vista expanded our current operations by 22K sq. ft to accommodate growth.