Greg Aziz, the Astute Businessman at the Helm of National Steel Car
While National Steel Car has been in existence for more than 100 years producing quality products all along, it must be acknowledged that it fortunes changed for the better in 1994 when Gregory J Aziz somehow managed to organize the purchase of National Steel Car from Dofasco and taking over as its CEO. James Aziz focused on making major structural changes that will transform the company to not only Canada’s leading railroad freight manufacturer but also North America’s giant corporation. With Greg Aziz ambitious goal in mind it was not surprising that by 1999 just five years later he had overseen the increase of production capacity to 12000 units per year almost four times the 1994 capacity. Employees increased from 600 to 3000 to reflect the increased production capacity of the company.
Greg Aziz attended the Ridley College and the later proceeded to the University of Western Ontario where he majored in Economics. In 1971 he joined his family owned business, a wholesale food company called Affiliated Foods. The company became a major food importer with very high growth rates supplying the Canadian and the American markets with imported fresh food products. Greg James Aziz moved to New York where he worked in Investment Banking in the ‘80s and early ‘90s.
Under Gregory James Aziz the National Steel Car has gone ahead to bag TTX SECO awards for 13 consecutive years. This is attributed to the superior of quality of engineering products made by the corporation. Over time company has made sure that it does not have to rely on past achievements but looks forward to improvements in internal operations and new innovations in the railroad industry.
Greg Aziz currently leads the company in provision of several philanthropic ventures in the Hamilton community. The company for example sponsors the Hamilton Opera, Theatre Aquarius, the Salvation Army, and the United Way. The National Steel Car is also involved in food drives that are intended to bolster community food banks, they popularly hold a Christmas party where they encourage people to participate in the food drive. The Hamilton community is also a beneficiary of more than 2000 jobs in the company. Click Here For More Info.
When you look at companies operating in the same industry as national steel car in North America only National Steel Car is ISO certified and it has been so for the last 18 years, this not only shows the seriousness the company management takes in establishing a functional structure but also the Leadership capability of the CEO.