Gregory Aziz- The man behind National Steel Car’s growth


Gregory Aziz is a man with multiple accomplishments. He is a prominent Canadian businessman and a philanthropist. He is widely known for his role as the Chief Executive Officer of National Steel Car; a subsidiary of National Industries Inc. National Steel Car is one of the oldest corporations in North America. It was started in 1912, over a hundred years ago, as a railroad freight cars manufacturing company. Gregory James Aziz has however been part of the company for slightly above twenty years. He purchased National Steel Car in 1994 and is still at the helm of its management. National Steel Car has recorded tremendous achievements during the tenure of Greg Aziz. He has managed to steer the company by clearly outlining his goals to his employees and ensuring that they have the best favorable environment to carry out their roles.

 

 

Gregory J. Aziz has a long history as an entrepreneur. His first job after graduating from the university was in a family-owned food business. Gregory J Aziz played a critical role in ensuring that the food business managed to expand its reach to a large section of Canada and the United States. James who studied economics at the University of Western Ontario made the food business the biggest importer of fresh food products into Canada. He left the company with his head held high having successfully made the food business a multinational company. As an economics, Greg Aziz also worked in the investment banking sector in the early stages of his career. In fact, the opportunity to invest in the National Steel Car came while he was in the sector.

 

 

When Gregory J Aziz bought this company in 1994, he was determined to make it a worthy investment. He came up with a plan that would rejuvenate the operations of the company, which was struggling under the previous management. One of the initiatives that he carried out was to employ competent engineers who would ensure that the company’s productions systems were efficient and that only top-quality products were produced. Out of the determination by the team led by Greg, National Steel Car has won the TTX SECO top-quality products award for 13 years. The company has also received ISO certification for adhering to manufacturing rules and regulations.

 

 

1909308_1405440073054185_660900271_oAfter a thorough overhaul of the company’s operations, it managed to increase its production capacity from three thousand cars to over twelve thousand cars annually. The company also increased it workforce from six hundred employees to over three thousand, to sufficiently handle the improved production capacity of the company.

 

 

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