About Camel Expeditionary

SERVING THOSE WHO SERVE US SINCE 1919

Camel Expeditionary combines a century’s worth of experience with technology and innovation to handle more than 45% of the U.S. Armed Forces’ rapid deployment shelters. We have designed and manufactured over 750,000 military and commercial tents, as well as 50,000 chemical protective apparel items. In addition, our product line includes insulated tent liners, light systems, map boards, power distribution boxes, pole support systems, and more.

Making the Best Tents

our vision

As Camel Expeditionary, we will:

  • Steadily strive for innovation and efficiency in every aspect of our business.
  • Consistently make world-class solutions for our customer’s soft shelter needs.
  • Continually provide shareholders with stability and grow their investments.
  • Always maintain a sense of pride in every process and product.
  • Conscientiously serve each customer with unbeatable service.
  • Purposefully remain flexible, reliable, and quality-conscious in every endeavor.

our process

Though Camel has developed significant expertise in our field, we continuously strive to improve our products through more efficient design, engineering and product innovations.  Employees and management meet on a weekly basis to discuss improvements in production, output, innovation, and efficiency. Continuous reinvestment in state-of-the-art, customized equipment and facilities allows us to provide turnkey products that are dependable and cost-efficient.

A Proud History of Service to the US Military

A Proud History

Founded in 1919 by World War I veteran B.A. Bower, Camel Manufacturing Company got its start producing civilian canvas tarps and truck covers made from surplus Army tents. At the onset of World War II, Camel began the much-needed production of military tents and vehicle covers for the U.S. Army. The company’s dedication to the U.S. Armed Forces through several conflicts, including the Korean and Vietnam wars, led to multiple expansions and eventually a primary focus on military-related products.

EXPANDING APPLICATIONS

Now known as Camel Expeditionary, the nation’s longest continuous producer of military tents, we also utilize that technology and expertise to provide shelter systems to commercial industries. Emergency response and disaster relief, healthcare providers, and critical infrastructure personnel are utilizing our structures for safe, comfortable, dependable housing and working conditions.

Meet Our Team

Mark Riffle

Mark Riffle

President and Chief Operating Officer

Holding positions of CEO, COO and President, Mark has led several businesses through substantial change. His background includes sales, operations, and engineering, with substantial experience in the transition and integration of new acquisitions and rebuilding troubled businesses. Mark has a proven track record of substantially increasing shareholder value and profitability in the businesses he transitions. Mark received his BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Arizona State University.  He is also certified as Six Sigma Master Blackbelt and a Lean Expert.

Sasha Bowman

Sasha Bowman

Chief Financial Officer

Sasha leads accounting, finance, human resources, benefit administration, and insurance contracts. Her 25-year career in finance and accounting includes both public and private accounting, with substantial experience working hand in hand with operations in the transition and integration of new acquisitions and has a proven track record of providing timely, relevant, and reliable information. Sasha received her BA in Accounting from The Defiance College and her MBA with an Accounting Specialization from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Derick Mercer

Derick Mercer

Director of Sourcing

Since 2007, Derick’s roles have included accounting, sales, operations, inventory management, engineering, and logistics. He currently manages inventory and purchasing, supply chain and inventory control, and plays a substantial role in cost reduction.  His workplace experience contributes to our product throughput, sustainability, and high standards for quality. Derick received his BS in Accounting from The University of Tennessee.  In his spare time, he likes going on adventures with his family, attending sporting events, swimming, and watching movies.

Cameron Oakley

Cameron Oakley

Design Engineer

Previously working in a product engineering role involving research and development experience, Cameron has fluidly transitioned into a mechanical design engineer within our team. He maintains a uniquely creative and inquisitive nature when designing new and existing products, which has allowed for a great deal of design and process optimization for all of our projects. Cameron is a graduate of The University of Tennessee with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Besides work, Cameron enjoys sports and music.
“I am grateful for how our products aid our troops in the armed forces and how they were able to help hospitals and medical centers treat COVID-19 patients during the pandemic.”

Danny Leford

Danny Leford

Manager of Continuous Improvement

Since 2005, Danny has done a variety of jobs including production, assistant supervisor, packing department supervisor, maintenance manager, and continuous improvement manager. As a Lean Practitioner, Danny strives to increase flow, eliminate waste, implement 5s methodology, and increase visual factory elements. He is currently pursuing a BS degree in Business Administration from The University of the People. He is also certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt. Outside the office, Danny enjoys spending time with his family, going to the gym, RC hobbies, and listening to podcasts.
“I appreciate that our products provide a solution for our customer’s needs and are continually evolving to better serve them.”

MARIO COUTO

MARIO COUTO

Prototyping Specialist

Mario uses his experience in custom building and fabric architecture to build prototypes and assist with project management, as well as sewing and welding product development. When he’s not producing tents, he likes to hike, camp, and spend time with his family. Mario says he likes working for a company that serves a meaningful purpose to help our first responders and our military.

Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell

Program Manager

Scott has over 20 years of experience manufacturing soft-sided shelters with Camel Expeditionary, as well as several years in engineering at our sales partner, DLX. Scott’s primary roles include overseeing new and existing projects from beginning to end, introducing new products into production, and working with technical drawings, material and operations papers. He also helps troubleshoot problem areas and bottlenecks and is heavily involved with integrating new equipment into production. For personal time, Scott enjoys watching his boys play football, traveling with his family, and visiting flea markets. “I like serving our markets because it is my way of contributing to a larger cause, whether it’s for our soldiers or frontline medical workers.”

Allen King

Allen King

Cutting Supervisor

Amanda Newport

Amanda Newport

Sew Supervisor

AMBER PIERCE

AMBER PIERCE

Executive Assistant

Charlotte Penny

Charlotte Penny

Sew Supervisor

Crystal Young

Crystal Young

Assistant Controller

Jeanette Keith

Jeanette Keith

Marketing and Branding Manager

Janie Cox

Janie Cox

Sew Supervisor

Lily Goins

Lily Goins

Design Engineer

Mike Sharp

Mike Sharp

Warehouse Supervisor

Seth Sheehan

Seth Sheehan

Buyer/Planner

Stephanie Young

Stephanie Young

Sew Supervisor

Tommy Ward

Tommy Ward

Quality Technician

Treasure Hicks

Treasure Hicks

Frame Shop Supervisor

Vestenia Patty

Vestenia Patty

Accounts Payable

Vickie McCarty

Vickie McCarty

Inventory Control/QC Documents Clerk

MISSION STATEMENT

You are bold, fearless, and adaptable – it is how you’re made. We are innovative, efficient, and
reliable – it’s how we’re made. Camel Expeditionary designs, manufactures, and delivers affordable, high-caliber soft-sided shelter solutions worldwide, so you can do what you were made for!