Gregory James Aziz is the current president, CEO and chairman of the National Steel Car, which is among the top railroad freight vehicle manufacturing and engineering companies in the world. It is based in Hamilton, Ontario. Gregory J Aziz was born on 30th April 1949 in London. He attended the Ridley College before joining the University of Western Ontario where he did a major in economics. Greg joined Affiliated Foods, his family’s wholesale business dealing in food in 1971. The company witnessed huge growth for more than 16 years and became a fresh foods importer from Europe, South and Central America. The company had distribution to all the big wholesale markets for fresh food across Eastern Canada and the USA.
Purchase of National Steel Car
After executing a number of investment banking prospects during the late 1980s and 1990s in New York, Greg Aziz managed to pull off the purchase of the National Steel Car in 1994 from Dofasco. He bought the company with the sole aim of transforming the once great giant to become the largest railroad freight vehicle manufacturer in North America. Greg managed to emphasize the company’s strong team building and engineering capabilities. He also carried out great capital and human investment thereby making it a huge manufacturer. National Steel Car managed to improve its output from about 3,500 cars annually to around 12,000 by the year 1999. The number of employees also grew tremendously from about 600 to around 3,000 employees.
National Steel Car Today
Currently, National Steel Car is the leading company in the innovation of new cars and building fresh railroad freight cars annually. This is largely due to the company’s relentless pursuit of manufacturing and engineering excellence. It is the only North American company in the industry that has received a certified ISO 9001:2008. It has so far managed to hold onto this honor in the past 18 years via several re-certification rounds. It has also continuously received the TTX SECO utmost excellence award from 1996. The company has a commitment towards the Hamilton community and this has seen it sponsor the Hamilton Opera, Theatre Aquarius, the Salvation Army, the United Way and many others. Click Here for more information.
Secrets Behind its Success
Greg James Aziz revealed the secrets behind National Steel Car’s successes. He stated that the people working for the company were an important cornerstone to its operations and triumphs. James Aziz expressed his pride for the team based at the National Steel Car due to the various milestones they had achieved together. He added that the company is aiming for more glory as it constantly keeps challenging itself and raising the bar higher.