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Press Release
June 26 2012
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Christopher Guerin, Vice President of Corporate Communications, (800) 222-4700 ext. 1030
Sweetwater Hires 17 Employees
Music Technology Retailer Adds Four Sales Engineers

Fort Wayne, IN, June 26, 2012 - Sweetwater, the third-largest music instrument and pro-audio retailer in the U.S., recently hired 17 new employees.

Sales Engineer Eric Foster is from Washington D.C. He holds a BA in audio production from the Art Institute of Washington. He has worked as a freelance producer and performer in Christian music.

Sales Engineer David Onion is an Indianapolis native and recently worked for Super Media in Fort Wayne. He is a lifelong musician who plays guitar, keyboards, and drums.

Sales Engineer Jon Krempel is from Fort Wayne. He recently graduated from the University of St. Francis with a BS in music technology. He is a pianist with experience in both contemporary Christian music and jazz.

Sales Engineer Wes Keisler is a Fort Wayne native who holds a BS in music technology from the University of St. Francis. He plays guitar, keyboards, and accordion.

Web Designer Derek Hill is a recent graduate of Purdue University with a BS in Computer Graphics Technology.

Receptionist Rachel DuBois holds a BS in sociology from Ball State University.

Dishwasher Amber Heck worked for Dairy Queen for seven years as the store manager.

Administrative Assistant Allison Radke has joined the sales department. She is a recent graduate of Carroll High School and plans to attend IU for Chemistry.

Shipping Specialist Jeff Kartholl is from Fort Wayne. He is a vocalist and was in the Army for two years.

Shipping Specialist Michael Wadkins is from Warsaw. He is a guitar player and is currently attending IPFW for music technology.

Shipping Specialist Matthew Belcher plays the drums and has worked at Guitar Center for two years.

Shipping Specialist Ethan Rector is attending Ball State University, majoring in business.

Shipping Specialist Brady Gerber is attending Indiana University, majoring in business, with a minor in music.

Shipping Specialist Blake Lill is currently attending IPFW, majoring in criminal justice.

Shipping Specialist Brandon Zolman is from Columbia City. He recently worked for ResCare, taking care of patients.

Shipping Specialist Justin Noggle just moved to Fort Wayne from South Carolina. He was in the Navy as an aviation technician for seven years.

Shipping Specialist Allison Strickler is a recent graduate of Leo Junior/Senior High School and will be attending Purdue in the fall.
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