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Press Release
September 10 2007
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Christopher Guerin, Vice President of Corporate Communications, (800) 222-4700 ext. 1030
Sweetwater Hires Sixteen New Employees In August
- Leading music technology retailer adds to sales force -

Sweetwater, the fourth-largest music instrument and pro audio retailer in the world, according to Music Trades magazine, hired six full-time and 10 part-time employees in the month of August, including five new Sales Engineers.

Sales Engineer Matt Masek hails from Cleveland, Ohio where he received an Associates Degree in Recording Arts and Technology from Cuyahoga Community College. He has interned at three studios in the Cleveland area and plays clarinet and bass guitar.

Sales Engineer Brian Powell is from Brownsburg, Indiana. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and spent four years in the Navy as an Operations Specialist at sea. He recently received a BA in Computer Information Technology from IUPI in Indianapolis. He has a home recording studio and is a bass guitarist.

Sales Engineer Nathaniel Tite comes from St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Webster University and received his certificate in Recording Technology from SAE Institute in Los Angeles. He is a recording engineer and plays piano and guitar.

Sales Engineer Justin Quesenberry comes from Owings, Maryland. He is a graduate of the Recording Arts program at Full Sail in Orlando, Florida, a guitar player, and has worked for Radio Shack for the past two years.

Sales Engineer Robby Resnick is from Atlanta, Georgia and recently received his BS degree in Recording Industry Production from Middle Tennessee State University. He is a drummer and has extensive phone experience with CSR-Telco.

Other new hires include Parts Coordinator Caren Costello, who previously worked at Vera Bradley and was Customer Service Manager at L&L Fittings. Kurt Shively will serve in the Technical Support Department part-time while finishing his degree at IPFW in Electrical Engineering.

An additional receptionist has also been hired, along with eight new employees in Sweetwater's Shipping Department.

Sweetwater Founder and President Chuck Surack remarked, "As we come nearer to completion of our new headquarters on US Highway 30, we continue to be very aggressive in hiring high-quality individuals from around the country to strengthen our sales force."

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