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Press Release
October 10 2012
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Christopher Guerin, Vice President of Corporate Communications, (800) 222-4700 ext. 1030
Sweetwater Hires 30 Employees
Fort Wayne, IN, October 10, 2012 - Sweetwater, the third-largest music instrument and pro-audio retailer in the U.S., recently hired 30 new employees, bringing total employment to more than 500.

Sales Engineer Brian Rick is from Buffalo, New York, and received a bachelor's degree in communications from the State University of New York. He's a graduate of the recording technologies audio engineering program at Select Sound Studios.

Sales Engineer Mitchell Alpaugh, from Jamestown, New York, received a bachelor's degree in music education from Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania.

Sales Engineer Aaron Cieslikowski has worked with a number of nationally known artists, including Natalie Cole and Brooks & Dunn. Currently, he is working on his bachelor's degree in audio production from MTSU.

Sales Engineer Nathan Wall obtained a bachelor's degree in music technology from the University of St. Francis.

Sales Engineer Michael Kanne, from Jacksonville, North Carolina, holds an associate's degree in recording arts and a bachelor's degree in music business from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.

Sales Engineer Adam Chesi is from Lombard, Illinois, and holds a bachelor's degree in business from Eastern Illinois University.

Sales Engineer Ryan Darmos, from Buchanan, Michigan, received his degree in audio arts acoustics from Columbia College.

Sales Engineer Zach Garrison, from Cicero, Indiana, is a recent graduate of Full Sail University, with a bachelor's degree in recording arts.

Sales Engineer Dylan Driscoll is a Fort Wayne native. He graduated with honors in 2008 from Madison Media Institute.

Sales Engineer Kevin Porter is originally from Bluffton, Indiana. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. He spent the past eight years as a recording engineer in New York City. He has worked with Beyonce, Adele, and John Mayer, among others.

Sales Engineer Brian Kerns graduated with a bachelor's degree in music recording from Lebanon Valley College in his hometown of Annville, Pennsylvania.

Sales Engineer Norb Berninger is from Akron, Ohio, and achieved his bachelor's degree in music technology from Kent State University.

Sales Engineer Robert Conrad is from Warren, Ohio, and has a degree in computer sciences, plays guitar, and records music.

Sales Engineer Will Gooding attended Columbia University in New York and has a certificate in audio engineering from Video Symphony in Burbank.

Web Programmer Matt Cwanek has worked on high-level programming for several companies in the Fort Wayne area.

Photographer Valerie Jackson graduated from the University of St. Francis with a degree in commercial art and photography.

Guitar Technician Tony Huff has crafted his own beautiful handmade guitars for the past few years.

Retail Store Administrative Assistant Nick Ehinger was previously an intern at Sweetwater's recording studios.

Maintenance Engineer Steve Ferguson has a degree from IPFW in elementary education.

The Distribution Center has added the following Shipping Specialists: Garrett Upchurch, Jon Drasko, Dylan Scanlon, Jayme Shaw, Christian Mack, David Leas, Kaidon Hempton, and Danny DiRocco.

The Down Beat Diner has added Noah Griggs, Beth Nelson, and Keli Hudson to its staff.
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