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It took 62 years after the foundation of Sharp for the Japanese electronics giant to open shop in Canada. Sharp's corporate roots date back to 1912, and the promise of an "ever-sharp" pencil. That was cutting-edge technology 100 years ago; and the spirit of innovation that drove Sharp's early growth continues to this day.When we think of Sharp now, we think of large LCD panels, not just in consumers' homes, but also in corporate boardrooms and public spaces. It's also a major supplier of photocopiers and other office equipment.Even before the company released its foundational ever-sharp pencil, it had invented a mechanical snap belt buckle that required no holes. Developed in 1912, that design is still used today. Sharp celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012.In 1953, Sharp became the first Japanese manufacturer with mass production of TVs; and in 1962, it became the first Japanese company with mass production of microwave ovens..In 1976, Sharp combined two technologies that are the pillars of the company today, launching the first solar-powered LCD calculator. In 1988, Sharp developed the world's first large screen colour TFT LCD panel. The 14" screen was enormous for an LCD back then. In 2001, Sharp launched its Aquos sub-brand that forms the core of its flat-panel business today.Ten years after its formation, Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd. (SECL) broke ground in what was then a farm in Mississauga, ON. Today, the Britannia Rd. location has one of the highest concentrations of corporate offices and warehouses in the greater Toronto area. But 30 years ago, the site was essentially plowed dirt, with trees and crickets in the background.Sharp Canada has eight employees who have been with the company for over 30 years. With 37 years tenure, Executive Assistant Wendy Wigner is Sharp Canada's longest-serving employee.Barbara Hagan is another long-standing employee, having served several presidents during her tenure, up to Sharp Canada's current President, Carmine Cinerari (shown here). Carmine holds the prestige of not only being the youngest acting President, being appointed at the age of 40, but also the first Canadian-born individual to take the helm of a Japanese subsidiary."I have seen many Sharp âfirsts'," Barbara recalls, "but none compares to the personal pride and the excitement at CES when Wayne Gretsky promoted the Sharp ViewCam, and then again when SECL launched our first 37-inch Aquos at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. At the time, that was truly a big-screen TV."Working within the executive area," Barbara continues, "I was privileged to meet many celebrated individuals. One guest remains my favourite. True to his portrayal in the media, the Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau had a true charismatic nature and was a pleasure to host at SECL."Â
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Two valves per cylinder operated by pushrods and a single cam inside the block wasn’t even the height of technology 100 years ago, and because of this many people look down on the LS in comparison to the quad-cam, 32v V8s available from other manufacturers. But the truth is that these engines run rings around the opposition.