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Happy 125th Anniversary, Yamaha!

Tom Sumner, senior vice president of Yamaha Corporation of America, celebrates Yamaha's 125th anniversary by talking about the founding of the company by Torokusu Yamaha, whose first product was a reed organ, and how the company continued to build acoustic and, later, electronic musical instruments, pro-audio equipment, and consumer-electronics products. He describes many Yamaha firsts, such as DSP simulations of famous concert venues in AV receivers and sonic projection to create a surround soundfield from a soundbar, and answers many chat-room questions.

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Tom Sumner, senior vice president of Yamaha Corporation of America, is a 24-year veteran at the company. He was previously president of Yamaha Electronics Corporation, USA, and vice president of Yamaha Corporation of America before the two companies merged earlier this year.

Tom joined Yamaha in 1988 as national account manager for the Consumer Products Division (CPD) and was promoted to national sales manager for Multimedia Products in 1995. He was promoted to general manager of the division in 2000. Tom was later promoted to general manager of Yamaha's PAC Division in 2002 and to vice president/general manager in 2004.

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