Ashton Distributors Inc.
Founded by Robert Levin in 1985, Ashton Distributors Inc. is a family-owned company headquartered in Philadelphia. After a humble start, sweeping the floor of his father's Philadelphia cigar store, Levin took over the family business in the 1970s, then created the original Ashton in the 1980s. His cigar grew up to be an industry giant, and in 1999 he trumped his earlier success with the addition of the Ashton Virgin Sun Grown line. It also oversees the sales and distribution of such brands as Ashton Estate Sun Grown, La Aroma de Cuba, and San Cristobal. In 2004, Levin's son, Sathya, joined the company in a full-time capacity.