updated: 11/28/2007 3:51:29 PM

Sweetwater Sound Announces New Hires

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Fort Wayne-based Sweetwater Sound has announced the hiring of eight new employees. The new hires include five full-time and three part-time positions. Sweetwater says its workforce should exceed 300 employees by the end of the year.

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Fort Wayne, Ind. -- Sweetwater, the fourth-largest music instrument and pro audio retailer in the world, according to Music Trades magazine, has hired 8 new employees, 5 full-time and 3 part-time, in the month of November. With 298 total employees, up from 257 at the beginning of 2007, Sweetwater is on track to exceed 300 total employees by the end of the year. Three of the new employees have relocated to Fort Wayne.

Sales Engineer Trent Thompson is a Deland, Florida native with a recording degree from Full Sail recording school. He has eight years of experience as a recording engineer, the last three with his own studio.

Sales Engineer Evan Gilmore hails from Noblesville, Indiana and is a recent graduate with a degree in Music Business from Anderson University.

Sales Engineer Mac McDonough is a Fort Wayne native. In addition to considerable experience recording and making music, he has been a probation office for the Allen County Probation Department. He holds a degree from I.U. South Bend in Psychology and a certificate from the Audio Institute of America.

Assistant Chef Marc Robinson holds a degree from Vincennes University and is a graduate of the Culinary Arts program at Ivy Tech. He has worked in catering in Fort Wayne and as a chef at The Summit Club.

Tech Support Technician Dave Askew is from Binghamton, New York and is an Army School of Music graduate. His most recent position was with Guitar Center as a sales associate in Pro Audio.


Three new part-time shipping specialists include:

Ryan Hoffman is a Fort Wayne native and has warehouse experience from Target and Quality on Site.

Bryan Gripp is a Fort Wayne resident and most recently worked for Kitty Hawk.

Mike Hoffman is from Fort Wayne and has been a parts inspection specialist in the automotive industry.

Sweetwater Founder and President Chuck Surack remarked, “Sweetwater continues to hire high-quality individuals from throughout the country, as well as locally, as we near completion of our new $34 million campus on US Highway 30 West.”

About Sweetwater Sound
Sweetwater began business 28 years ago in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and is the country’s most respected dealer in high-technology equipment for musicians, recording studios, and broadcasters — from microphones and digital recording systems to electric guitars to electronic keyboards and electronic drums. Sweetwater customers range from beginners to rock stars. The company’s equipment can be found in Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville recording studios, TV and radio stations all across the country, as well as in tens of thousands of home recording studios nationwide. Sweetwater is built on a commitment to the highest level of customer service in the music technology industry. For further information visit www.sweetwater.com.

Source: Sweetwater Sound

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