The Rise of National Steel Car Under Gregory Aziz
Gregory James Aziz is the current President, CEO, and Chairman of National Steel Car. National Steel Car is a leading rail freight car manufacturing and engineering firms based in Ontario. He was born in Ontario in 1949 and attended Ridley College. Gregory J Aziz then went to University of Western Ontario where he majored in Economics. After college, he joined his family’s wholesale food business in 1971 called Affiliated Foods. With his contribution, the business continued to expand.
Within less than two decades, Affiliated Foods was able to establish itself as a leading fresh foods importer. The food was imported from various parts of the world including South America and Europe. They then distributed these to all major wholesale food outlets across Eastern Canada and the United States. Greg Aziz then worked on various investment banking opportunities and was able to buy National Steel Car from Dofasco. He did this with the intention of returning the company to its former lost glory. Click Here for more information.
James Aziz was able to turn things around quickly. Within the first five years of running National Steel Car, production per year more than tripled. In the same period, employment rose considerably from 600 to around 3000. The success can be attributed to a strong emphasis on team-building, heavy investment, and the company’s strong engineering capabilities. National Steel Car has since established itself as the leader in the business. As it stands as the only such company with ISO Certification in North America.
National Steel Car’s relentless efforts under Gregory towards becoming the best have paid off. It currently leads the business as far as car innovation is concerned in North America. The company continues to lay claim to this title by annually churning out thousands of fresh railroad freight cars. With quality production, the company has been able to maintain ISO Certification for around two decades now. This has been through some recertification rounds.
The company is also keenly involved in the Hamilton area community. It has since sponsored the Salvation Army, the United Way, Theatre Aquarius among other several local charities. An annual Christmas Party is also organized with employees and their families participating in the company’s food drive during this period. On a more personal level, Greg James Aziz and his spouse sponsor Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. The fair is the most prominent fair in Canada as far as agricultural fairs are concerned.
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