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How James Aziz Revitalized National Steel Car

Gregory James Aziz is the top executive of National Steel Car, Ltd., one of the leading companies involved in the North America rail industry. His company designs, manufactures, and sells their products to those companies that need both freight and tank railroad cars. Greg James Aziz company is the only company in North America which has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. His leadership has resulted in the company earning the TTX S Award 13 several times over SECO the past number of years.

As the chief executive officer of National Steel Car, Greg Aziz leads a company with more than 2000 employees. Additionally, he is the chairman of the company’s board of directors as well as its president. He oversees the company’s day to day operations as well as the company’s strategic vision in the railcar industry. His company is headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario and his railroad cars are used throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

Greg Aziz, sometimes known as James Aziz, has been with National Steel Car since January 1994. National Steel Car has been involved in the railway industry for more than 100 years and has established a reputation for providing high quality and durable vehicles. Click Here for additional reads.

In addition to his role at National Steel Car, Gregory J Aziz is also the CEO of another railcar manufacturer, National Industries, Inc. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. His first job was at his family’s company, Affiliated Foods. This company provided wholesale food which imported food from South and Central America as well as from countries in Europe. They then distributed the food to their customers located in both Canada as well as the United States. He remained with this company from 1971 until 1987.

In 1987, Greg Aziz moved to New York City where he became involved in the investment banking industry. It was out of this position that he was able to put together a plan to buy National Steel Car which at the time was owned by Dofasco. At the time, National Steel Car was at a low point in its history and needed a drastic overhaul in order to once again become a competitive player in the industry.

In order to revitalize National Steel Car, Greg Aziz dedicated the company’s resources to rebuild its engineering capabilities as well as push up its manufacturing capacity. Within five years’ time the company was able to boost the number of railroad cars it manufactured from just 3,500 cars a year to more than 12,000.