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About Us

Lighting the Way

Vista brings light to the world by solving problems with excellence and going the extra mile in our customer service.

Our Purpose

We illuminate spaces
and brighten lives.


Our passion for people illuminates the path forward as we create products with their needs in mind, ensuring our solutions truly enhance their lives.


We push boundaries and drive innovation in every aspect of manufacturing, delivering cutting-edge solutions that exceed expectations and solve unseen problems.


By striving for excellence, we empower our customers, employees, and community to thrive and succeed.

Our Values

These core values support our mission, drive our culture, and inspire us to find the best solutions.

Innovative Solutions

The Vista Difference

We believe how we treat people, solve challenges, and deliver products, has a direct and powerful impact on the world.


A true partnership begins with listening, understanding your needs, challenges, and goals, not trying to sell you something.


Our team of engineers and designers will work with you to find and develop quality solutions that solve your challenge. That means our solution meets your requirements, standards, and budget.


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.


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.

Our History

40+ Years of Excellence

For over 40 years, Vista has delivered exceptional lighting and plastics solutions across multiple industries. From production, delivery, and installation, we know what it takes to get the job done right.

Jim Tieszen, co-founder, discovered "strip lighting" on touring motorcycles and envisioned a broader market for it. He enlisted his brother, Dwayne, to design and manufacture parts, and together they launched Vista in Wichita, Kansas.
Vista relocated to Elkhart, Indiana, to be closer to their major customer, a CB antenna company using Vista's lights in their antennas.
Vista expanded its reach by supplying strip lights and lighting panels to the conversion van industry and truck stops.
Recognizing new opportunities, Vista established a division in Texas to cover the South and West Coast, while venturing into architectural and commercial markets, supplying hotels and movie theaters.
Vista embraced innovation by purchasing blue LEDs as a potential alternative to incandescent bulbs.
Consolidating operations, Vista moved production for all markets except aviation to its Elkhart, Indiana facility.
Vista established Vista Worldwide to supply the appliance industry with incandescent bulbs. The company also formed a team in China to support partner factories with processes and quality assurance.
Vista implemented a new QMS (quality management system) system and shifted focus from decorative to functional lighting, paving the way for further advancements.
Vista united its employees under one roof by moving into a new 38k sq. ft facility, fostering collaboration and efficiency.
Vista introduced the innovative Vista Connect app, combining controllable Bluetooth technology with their high-quality and cost-effective lighting solutions.
With remarkable growth, Vista expanded its operations by 22k sq. ft, ensuring their continued success in the lighting industry.
On May 17, 2021, Vista Manufacturing, Inc. acquired American Vinyl & Rubber, Inc. and renamed the division Vista Plastics, LLC.
Vista receives ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Work with us

Careers at Vista

Looking for employment opportunities with competitive wages, supportive coworkers, and a people-first leadership team? Explore careers at Vista to find the right position for you.

Benefits of Working at Vista

Vista is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. The employment practices and policies of Vista are designed to comply with all applicable federal and state employment laws. Vista is committed to equality of employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our inclusive culture empowers Vista professionals to deliver the best results for our customers. We not only celebrate the diversity of our workforce, we celebrate the diverse ways we work. If you have a disability and need an accommodation, such as an ASL interpreter or a different application or interview format, let us know. Contact us at

Creating Impact

Vista Culture

At least monthly, we as a leadership team asks themselves if there is anything they can do to be a blessing to our team. They have helped their team in a variety of ways.