How Gregory Aziz Revolutionized the Freight Industry In North America

Gregory J. Aziz is the current Chairman, President and the CEO of National Steel Car Manufacturing Company which is located in Hamilton Canada. The National Steel Company is a global leader in the railroad freight car engineering and manufacturing industry. Greg Aziz purchased The National Steel Company in 1994, and since then the success of the company has been primarily attributed to him.

Early Life

James Aziz was born in London, Ontario in 1949. While growing up, he joined his family in their Affiliated Food Company, a wholesale company that used to produce and sell food products in Canada. While working in his family business, Gregory J Aziz was in a position to learn the basic skills required to operate and manage a business. The company eventually grew to become a worldwide importer of fresh food from Central and South America, and Europe, while at the same time, exporting the imported food products to Eastern Canada and across the United States.

Education

Gregory James Aziz is a former student of Ridley College and the University of Western Ontario. At the University of Ontario, Greg Aziz majored in Economics, a subject that has defined his life and career.

Purchasing National Steel Company

After graduating from Ridley College, James Aziz relocated to New York where he worked for various investment banks from the late 1980’s to the early 1990’s. As a wise investor, Gregory J Aziz was able to save a substantial amount of money, and in 1994, he was able to negotiate a pocket-friendly deal with Dofasco, the owners of the National Steel Company at the time. Greg Aziz main idea when purchasing the company was to transform it to be a global leader in the production and manufacturing of railroad freight cars not only in Canada but also in the USA.

The skills he earned while working at his family’s farm and from his college education enabled him to understand the National Steel Company from a much deeper perspective and manage it accordingly. Through the company’s engineering capabilities, and the substantial amount of capital injected into the company, James Aziz was able to upgrade the National Steel Company from a mere company that could only manufacture 3,500 cars per year, to a company that could comfortably produce over 12,000 vehicles. Apart from this, Gregory was also able to increase the number of employees working for the company from 600 to over 3,000. Under the stewardship of Greg Aziz, the company brags as being the only freight manufacturing company in Northern America to be ISO certified. See This Article for additional information.

 

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