We cannot talk about the success of National Steel Car without mentioning the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Gregory James Aziz. The business leader has steered the enterprise through turbulent times that saw other firms in the manufacturing become insolvent. From 1994 when Gregory Aziz bought National Steel Car from Dofasco, the company has remained steady regarding growth and has established its presence in the manufacturing industry. Currently, National Steel Car is one of the most profitable enterprises in the manufacturing sector. It has not been a smooth journey for Gregory Aziz. The businessman has had to overcome a lot of obstacles to achieve the growth of National Steel Car.
Gregory Aziz was raised in Ontario, London. He got the opportunity of studying at the Ridley College and later advanced to the University of Western Ontario. Gregory J Aziz chose to specialize in Economics and pursued careers in the field of finance after graduating.
During his early days in the corporate world, Gregory J Aziz worked with Affiliated Foods before moving to New York where he held various jobs in the banking industry. It was at this time that Gregory acquired a lot of experience and technical know-how that would enable him to manage a big enterprise. One of his greatest dreams at the time was to own a company. The corporate space of New York helped shape the business acumen in Gregory Aziz. His experience in Affiliated Foods made him an all-rounded individual in enterprise management.
Aziz achieved his dream when he purchased National Steel Car from Dofasco in 1994. By the time Gregory Aziz was performing the acquisition, National Steel Car was significantly understaffed, and its yearly production was small. After taking over the company, Greg Aziz started increasing National Steel Car’s manufacturing capacity steadily and acquired the best talent to work in the enterprise. Due to the changes that Gregory effected, National Steel Car upped its production from 3,500 cars per annum to 12,000 within the same period.
Currently, National Steel Car is a market leader in the production of railroad freight cars. In the regions of North America, the company has gained popularity for the quality of solutions it offers.
Every year, the National Steel Car brings together its employees both the former and the current ones to celebrate Christmas. The members of staff can tag along with their families and relish in the right that National Steel Car has brought to the Hamilton populace. Greg Aziz together with his spouse Irene is also involved in various community projects in Canada.