Linear Acoustic Announces Addition to Team, Role Transitions
Linear Acoustic is pleased to announce our newest addition, Tamara Kleine and the move of Julie Connors, Jim Kuzman, Spencer Rutt, and Matt Kline to new positions within the company.
Tamara Kleine, a former sales representative for AT&T, has gained a lot of experience during her many years of service. She has been brought on to the Linear Acoustic team to work closely alongside Christina Carroll, Linear Acoustic Vice President/Executive Director to take on U.S. sales and sales support.
Originally from Lancaster, but an honorary Washington, D.C. native, Kleine attended Penn State University and has previously worked as an elementary school teacher.
“I’m happy to be back in the business/sales arena after teaching for the past eleven years,” Kleine says. “It’s exciting to be learning about the new products, technology, and the television industry. The people at Linear Acoustic have been welcoming and very helpful, just as they are to customers and others on a daily basis. I have found the engineers I do business with to be very knowledgeable and interesting. I am pleased to have joined the U.S. Sales Team at Linear Acoustic and look forward to a long and rewarding career here.”
Also helping to expand the Sales Team is Julie Connors. Connors quickly figured out she had an interest in sales after starting at Linear as a receptionist. She went to school at Point Park University for musical theater and loves playing piano and writing music in her spare time. She is very excited to be starting down a new path with the Sales Team. In her new role, Connors will be taking on U.S. sales alongside Tamara and working closely with individual stations to provide them with the products and services they need.
Growing up in Youngstown, Ohio, Jim Kuzman studied communications and music at Youngstown State University. Prior to joining Linear Acoustic, the long-time broadcast engineer worked for nearly 10 years for Radio Disney in Orlando, Florida. Formerly a technical writer and part of the Marketing Team at Linear, Kuzman’s move to a technical support position as an Applications Engineer is a perfect fit.
Born and raised in Lancaster and a graduate of Coastal Carolina University, Spencer Rutt has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and is excited to be the newest member of the Marketing Team. He previously worked in production/assembly at Linear, assembling units. In his new role, Rutt will be responsible for maintaining the social media sites, contributing to eNews articles, creating press releases, and giving creative direction for ads.
Matt Kline grew up locally in Lancaster and is a graduate of Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Kline began at Linear in Production, testing units and getting them ready to be sent to customers. He is excited to be starting his new position with the Engineering Team.
Linear Acoustic Vice President/Executive Director, Christina Carroll, is pleased with the newest additions. “At Linear Acoustic, we believe in the growth and advancement of our team members,” Carroll says. “I am looking forward to witnessing their development of innovative and creative strategies, as they become key experts in their field.”