If you live in a big city, chances are the train is a part of your everyday life. Taking you in and out of the city or looping around town nearly constantly. If you live in a small town, trains are something that come through every once in a while, and this time is met with children excitedly gasping and pointing at it as they watch it pass by. Where ever you live, we’re nearly always under the impress that trains may be a thing of the past when in reality – they are a thing of the present and future and are likely not going away any time soon.
One of the world’s leading train car engineering company and manufacturer is a company called National Steel Car. They offer certain railcars such as tank cars, gondolas, coil cars, flat cars, and many, many more! This company was created over 100 years ago in 1912, and it is an incredibly powerful message they are sending that not only are they still a company, but they are an incredibly successful and thriving company at that!
The current Chairman, CEO and President is Gregory J Aziz. He has been with the company since 1994, when his goal of transforming the company to be a leading manufacturer was set into motion. From 1994 to 1999 alone, the company went from manufacturing 3,500 cars per year to manufacturing 12,000 cars per year! On top of these incredible numbers, the company’s employment grew 5x, going from 600 to 3,000 employees!
Where does Greg Aziz and his story start?
Gregory Aziz was born in London, Ontario in 1949. The notable CEO attended Ridley College and later moved on to the University of Western Ontario where he would major in economics. After university, Greg James Aziz then went to work but not directly to National Steel Car.
His job history is a journey of its own. He got his start as his family’s wholesale food business called Affiliated Foods. Later, the company became a worldwide fresh food importer, with distribution across the United States and in Eastern Canada. Greg Aziz then spent the rest of the 80’s working with several investment banking opportunities in New York, where he then organized the move of National Steel Car from Dofasco. Go To This Page for additional information.
Greg’s journey from Affiliated Foods to National Steel car is an incredible one and with hard work and dedication, has ensured the company another 100 years of success!