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Press Release
July 22 2011
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Christopher Guerin, Vice President of Corporate Communications, (800) 222-4700 ext. 1030
Sweetwater Hires 11 New Employees
-- Music Technology Retailer Adds Seven to Its Sales Force -

Fort Wayne, IN, July 22, 2011 - Sweetwater, one of the leading music instrument and pro audio retailers in the world, recently hired 11 new employees. Seven are from outside Indiana, three are graduates from The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio, and one was an intern with Sweetwater last winter. The new hires bring total employment at Sweetwater to 408.

Sweetwater founder and president Chuck Surack said, "Providing world-class customer service is our ultimate goal. We continue to hire the very best, most talented, and most knowledgeable people from throughout the country to help us to continue to reach that goal."

Sales Engineer Brad Moline is from Winona, Minnesota, and has a bachelor's degree in music business from Winona State University. He also holds an associate's degree from the Madison Media Institute.

Sales Engineer Joseph James earned a bachelor's degree in radio/TV journalism and a master's in music business, both from Columbia College in Chicago. He has worked as a journalist and a news reporter on television in Madison, Wisconsin, and he ran his own multimedia production company prior to joining Sweetwater.

Sales Engineer Justin Holub is from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in audio engineering from the University of New Mexico. He is also a graduate of The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Sales Engineer Mark Chapman is also a graduate from The Recording Workshop. He has 10 years' experience with Zomax, as a technical engineer.

Sales Engineer Dave Bird is from Harlan, Indiana, and is also a graduate of The Recording Workshop.

Sales Engineer Joe Milne comes from Springfield, Missouri, where he earned a bachelor's degree in electronic audio engineering at Missouri State University.

Acoustic Piano Salesperson Clete Goens comes with a broad range of local musical and sales experience. For decades he has been the official organist for the Embassy Theatre.

Receptionist Amanda Ream is from Columbia City and recently worked for Parkview Health as an Activity Assistant.

After a two-month internship at Sweetwater, Jake Culberson will be splitting his duties between studio engineering and assisting with account management for Sweetwater Productions, Sweetwater's full-service recording studios. Culberson is a graduate of the music technology program at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

James Graham, from Payne, Ohio, is the Sweetwater Downbeat Diner's new baker and pastry chef. He has a degree in hospitality administration, with a concentration on baking and pastry arts, from Ivy Tech Community College.

Receptionist Rochelle Richardson returns to Columbia City from Phoenix, Arizona.
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