Mission

To build a better RV, we need to build a better RV company. By aligning superior customer experiences with greater team member fulfillment, we’ll create RVs meant for fun while having fun.

Vision

Become the most respected and sought-after independent RV brand in the marketplace through a commitment to quality, team member fulfillment, customer satisfaction, and a better ownership experience.

Goals

Provide an inviting and culturally rich workplace where all team members feel fulfilled. Create new and innovative products that fulfill our customers wishlists, while challenging the status quo. Provide strong customer and dealer relationships that create positive ownership experiences before, during, and after the sale.

Meet our Founders and Key Team Members

Ashley Lehman

Ashley Bontrager Lehman

Founder/President/CEO

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Ashley Bontrager is the granddaughter of Lloyd and Bertha Bontrager, founders of Jayco, Inc. After graduating from Butler University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations and Advertising, she moved to Washington, D.C. However, growing up around the family-owned company, Ashley always had a desire to learn the business and work her way up into senior management, which is ultimately what brought her back to Elkhart County. Read More

Chris Barth

Chris Barth

Founder/VP/COO

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Chris Barth, known for his trend-setting designs and product innovations, has over 25 years of experience in the RV industry. He began his career working as a supplier to the industry, eventually being named President for the company and brokering the sale of his family’s 30-year-old business, before moving to the OEM side. Since 2009, he has used his innovative and creative skillset in sales and product development management to grow market share for several product lines and challenge the status quo. Read More

Steve Delagrange

Steve Delagrange

Founder/Director of Operations

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Steve Delagrange brings 28 years of RV industry experience to the Ember team. He began his career as a line worker in 1993 but quickly rose through the ranks by first being promoted to Group Leader, then Lead Quality Inspector, then Assistant Foreman and then Foreman. Before joining Ember, his most recent position was Operations Manager where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of two production lines, which included working with multiple departments to ensure smooth flow of daily production and staying compliant with OSHA regulations. Read More

Ernie Miller

Founder/Director of Operations

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Ernie Miller brings 19 years of industry experience as he began his RV career in 2002. His work ethic and positive attitude quickly garnered attention. He then continued to work his way up in the ranks by first taking on the role of a group leader in 2007, followed by a promotion to Assistant Foreman in 2011 and another promotion in 2013 to Foreman. Read More

Sherlin Miller

Sherlin Miller

Director of Sales

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Sherlin Miller has joined Ember as the Director of Sales, bringing 29 years of RV industry experience, with 25 of those years spent in sales and marketing. He began his sales and marketing career in 1996 as a marketing coordinator. He advanced through the sales ranks over the next two and a half decades, where he is credited with overhauling his Northeast Region as regional sales manager, which led him to become a top sales revenue generator along with capturing the #1 spot for territory market share in the United States. Read More

Ross Toth

Ross Toth

Director of Quality & Engineering

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Ross Toth is Ember’s Director of Quality and Engineering. Ross graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He then spent 7 years serving our country as a decorated Officer in the United States Army where he participated in operations in the former republic of Yugoslavia and Iraq. In 2008, he completed his Masters in Mechanical Engineering at NC State University. Read More

Heather Ek

Heather Ek

Director of Purchasing

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Heather Ek, director of purchasing for Ember, brings over 8 years of experience to the team. After earning her degree in education, she decided to join the RV industry in 2013 as a purchasing assistant. From there, she worked her way up through various purchasing positions including line buyer. Her most recent position before joining team Ember was line buyer overseeing a production line for a major manufacturer that was running 27 units per day. Read More

Born from the fire,
a glowing ember.

An idea that couldn’t be extinguished, an ember ready to ignite. A woman with a legacy, determined to blaze an uncharted path. A brave and fiery team at her side, ready for a new purpose and a change. A wildly different energy infused into every innovation, every design.

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