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Press Release
March 13 2014
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Christopher Guerin, Vice President of Corporate Communications, (800) 222-4700 ext. 1030
Sweetwater Hires 9 New Employees
Fort Wayne, IN, March 13 2014 - Sweetwater, the third-largest music instrument and pro-audio retailer in the U.S., recently hired 9 new employees including 4 Sales Engineers. Three of the new employees come from outside Indiana.

Sales Engineer Jeff Jent is from Noblesville, Indiana. He attended Ball State, then received his Certificate in Recording Arts from SAE Nashville. He was the store manager for Nashville Used and New Music, one of the largest music stores in Nashville. He plays guitar, drums and keyboards.

Sales Engineer Ben Vehrs is from Marshfield, Wisconsin, and attended the University of Wisconsin. He served in the U. S. Army for nine years and most recently worked as an Operations and Intelligence Consultant for the military industry outside Washington, DC. He plays guitar, keyboards and percussion.

Sales Engineer Alex Pribula, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, is a graduate of the Conservatory of Recording Arts in Tempe, Arizona, and plays piano, guitar, viola and saxophone.

Sales Engineer Roq Martin is from Fancy Farm, Kentucky, and earned a degree from Murray State University in business and marketing. He plays drums and keyboards.

Sales Assistant Chelsea Freistroffer earned a Bachelor's degree in Art History with a concentration in Journalism from IU, Bloomington. She is a singer and songwriter.

Receptionist Jessica Stevens most recently worked for Ulta as an assistant manager.

Vendor Administrator Brian Malone lives in Fort Wayne and previously worked for Wayne Fasteners and JMC Sales and Engineering.

Guitar Technician Bennett Wilsonis relocated from Terre Haute. He plays electric and acoustic guitar, viola, cello, piano and mandolin.

Guitar Technician David Goeglein was an apprentice luthier and has an associate degree from ITT Technical Institute. He has worked at UPS and at Discounted Guitars as a guitar instructor/technician.
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