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Sweetwater Hires 10 New Sales Engineers

Sweetwater, the third largest musical instrument and pro audio retailer in the U.S., based in Fort Wayne, Ind., announces that it recently hired 10 new Sales Engineers, with nine of them coming to Fort Wayne from outside Indiana. The new hires bring Sweetwater’s total employment to more than 500.

“Sweetwater continues to aggressively recruit the most talented and knowledgeable professionals in the business to help bolster its world class sales force,” says Sweetwater founder and president Chuck Surack. “With the training and resources we provide each Sales Engineer, it is possible to make a lifelong career here at Sweetwater, as dozens of our employees who’ve been with us for decades demonstrate. The result is Sweetwater’s ability to create long-lasting customer relationships through the best customer service and support in the industry.”

Sales Engineer Phil Schwan grew up in England. He moved to the states to attend Greenville College where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business. He is also a freelance composer.

Sales Engineer Nick LaMendola comes from Grand Island, New York. He graduated from Duquesne University this year with a bachelor’s degree in Music Technology.

Sales Engineer Brent Leuthold is from Lake in the Hills, Illinois. He recently graduated from Ohio University with a degree in audio music production.

Sales Engineer Jared Kalish is from Suffern, New York. He graduated from SUNY College with a Bachelor of Art degree in Music Industry, and interned for a management company for the band Duran Duran.

Sales Engineer Matt McKible is from Bow, New Hampshire, and received his Bachelor of Music degree from Ball State University. He has worked for Indiana Public Radio as a producer/engineer.

Sales Engineer Robert Johnson is from Arlington, Texas. He received his certificate in audio engineering from the Conservatory of Recording Arts.

Sales Engineer PJ Noxon is from Honolulu, Hawaii. He has a music education degree from Indiana University, and has taught at several universities both in the states and overseas.

Sales Engineer Chris Anderson is from Milledgeville, Ohio. He received a degree in music production and technology from Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Sales Engineer Chris Ishak is from New York. A vocalist, Ishak has performed at Carnegie Hall and on Broadway in a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Sales Engineer Jason Baldwin grew up in Indiana. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Valparaiso University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music. After graduation he worked for a sound design company that does work for PBS.

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