Gregory James Aziz is the CEO of National Steel Car, one of the leading manufacturers of railroad freight cars in North America. The company is based in Hamilton, ON, Canada.The 68-year-old began his career at Affiliated Foods, which was owned by his family. He worked at Affiliated Foods for several years and by the time he was leaving the company, it had grown tremendously. It was importing food from South America, Central America and Europe, and distributing it to various parts of the U.S. and Canada. After leaving Affiliated Foods in the 1980s, James Aziz worked with a number of investment banks in New York and gained a lot of experience in this sector while at it. This is how he came across National Steel Car and realized it was a great investment opportunity.
National Steel Car prospers under Gregory Aziz’s Leadership
After National Steel Car was purchased from Dofasco, he became the CEO of the company. He had very big dreams from the company right from the start. National Steel Car had already been in operation for more than 8 decades and had a great reputation in the Canadian railroad industry by the time Gregory James Aziz became the CEO. But Greg Aziz knew the company still had a lot of potential for growth. He wanted to make an impact on the railroad industry in North America through National Steel Car.
Within just 5 years after the company was purchased from Dofasco, the company’s production capacity had grown by over 200%. It also created a lot of employment opportunities because of this tremendous increase in production capacity. Greg is also the president and chairman and president of the company, and all these positions are extremely demanding to say the least. National Steel Car has continued to prosper under the leadership of Greg Aziz, and today, it is the leading manufacturer of railroad freight cars in North America. Although this is what Greg wanted when he took over the leadership of the company, he still believes the company has the capacity to grow even further. He holds an economics degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Few people are as committed to excellence as Greg Aziz is, and this is what makes him such a greater leader. Saying that he has had a successful career in the railroad industry just does not cut it. His has been a remarkable journey, thanks to his dedication and discipline.
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