Fort Wayne, IN (May 3, 2016)—Sweetwater has appointed David Stewart to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
Stewart joined Sweetwater in 1992 as a sales engineer before becoming Service Department Manager. In 1998, he became creative marketing director and helped drive the publishing of the company’s first catalogs, including the ProGear Directory. He also oversaw the initial versions of the Sweetwater website. He returned to the Sales department as a manager in early 2001 and was made senior vice president of Sales in 2013.
Along with a diverse background as a touring musician and live sound/recording engineer, he is an instructor in live sound production at the music technology program at Indiana University/Purdue University Fort Wayne.
In 1987, he left touring to open a recording studio in the Louisville area, which he still owns and runs under different management. He studied electronics at the University of Louisville and worked in two different local music stores before moving to Fort Wayne to work at Sweetwater.