Gregory Aziz, the Man Who Transformed National Steel Car.

Gregory James Aziz is the President and Chief Executive officer of National Steel, since 1994. National Steel has since 1999, been among the top railcar manufacturing companies in the whole world. Currently, it is leading in the manufacture and engineering of railroad freight cars in not only Canada but also North America and some other parts of the world.

 

Gregory J Aziz was born in London in 1949 to an Ontarian family. He schooled in Ridley College and later, the University of Western Ontario. He married Irene, and the two have a beautiful family which resides in Ontario.

 

Having the passion for economics, Greg James Aziz pursued it in the University. He became good at it and even better when he took his skills it to field practice in different areas. The first was at his family’s company, Affiliated Foods which he started working with, in 1971. For 16 years, the firm has been the top exporter of fresh foods from Europe and America. This expertise was a motivation to Greg, and it built several skills in him, among managerial and administrative ones. He later shifted to investment banking opportunities which he worked with, in New York.

 

Exposure is one of the best ways to get accustomed to an idea. Greg had the idea of one day owning his own company, and leading it to the peak of prosperity. When he felt that he was ready to do so both financially and skill-wise, he purchased National Steel Car from Dofasco. The purchase was made in 1994. Greg Aziz had the dream to transform this company which was once a Canadian pride, into a North American railcar manufacturer.

 

Patience, hard work, and perseverance will most of the times yield the best results. James Aziz worked tirelessly to transform his company into what it is today. He began with what seemed like baby steps, but in a way, was stunning and even to others, shocking. By 1999, National Steel Car had shot up the number of annual cars manufactures by more than three times the standing number during the purchase of the company. Furthermore, Greg’s leadership saw an increase in the rate of employment by more than five times the initial number of 600. National Steel Car did not seize to impress but went further to be the first and only railcar company in North America to garner the ISO Certification. NSC has been prized the certification for over 18 years. Also, it has been winning the TTX SECO annual award since 1996. Gregory Aziz can be proudly named as the man who transformed National Steel Car.

 

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