When in comes to best-in-class, rail car engineering and manufacturing in North America, National Steel Car’s CEO, President and Chairman, Greg Aziz is a key reason for his company’s long-term successes.
Under Aziz, National Steel Car’s 106-year-old business model for rail car design and manufacturing began implementing new technology, which complemented its design and manufacturing side, and key team-building methodologies. Aziz’s company was also able to increase the number of employees from 500, which it was under the prior owner, to 3,000.
Created in 1912 under the name, Imperial Steel Car, today, National Steel Car currently provides railcars to clients for railway transportation and commerce. National Steel Car is currently headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
National Steel Car is a Canadian company that doesn’t accept living by the results of past accomplishments. National Steel Car is constantly pursuing high standards of excellence in the rail car sector, which adheres to Aziz’s credo of having a real sense of purpose. And this includes acknowledging important traditions of the past, moving forward with tenacity, and always performing with a dedication and focus on quality.
Before Greg Aziz was running National Steel Car as the top executive, he received positive exposure to business early in life by working for his family’s business. As a young man, Aziz would work for his family’s company, Affiliated Foods, after each school day was over. Aziz would use these important experiences working for Affiliated Foods, beginning in 1970, to build an future career in finance and corporate leadership.
Greg Aziz watched his family business expand, as Affiliated Foods made new business deals with stakeholders located in Canada, Europe, Central America, South America, and the U.S. In a span of 16 years, Affiliated Foods would grow into an international fresh food distributor. In addition to important business expertise gained at Affiliated Foods, Greg Aziz built strong business connections, and learned how the world of finance worked in New York over a period of ten years. Go Here to learn more.
Because of Greg Aziz’s financial savvy, Aziz would procure National Steel Car in 1994 from Dofasco. Since 1962, Dofasco had been owned National Steel Car. In lieu of his work background, Aziz earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to 1995, National Steel Car only focused on clients in Canada. After Greg Aziz became CEO, National Steel Car started to earn new clients in the U.S.