Greg James Aziz is the present President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officers of the National Steel Car Corporation., which is an internationally prominent leader engaged in the production of freight cars. National Steel Car has its main office in Ontario, Canada – the Province where James Aziz was born and raised.
National Steel Car began in 1912 when six leading businessmen from Hamilton, including Lieutenant-Governor Sir John Gibson commenced the operation of the Imperial Car Company (National Steel Car’s previous name). After having been in operation for one month, the company’s name was changed to National Steel Car.
Before the depression, National Steel Car was able to secure large orders that it was able to deliver. But when the economic depression struck in the 1930s, the company no longer had its initial capacity to get the correct order quantity hence it was not able to keep up with the changing needs of its present and prospective customers. In 1960, the Dofasco Company bought National Steel Car but decided to sell it to Gregory James Aziz in 1994.
A native of Ontario, Greg Aziz earned his degree at the Western Ontario University. He also went to Ridgely College for his education. After finishing his degree at the university he went on to join the family business called Affiliated Foods. The said business imports fresh food staples in bulk from countries in Europe and South America, and then sells it to wholesale food merchandisers located in the Eastern region of Canada and across the United States of America.
After his stint with the family business, Greg Aziz found work in New York City with several financial banks with whom he served from 1980 until 1990. In 1994 he was able to acquire National Steel Car from Dofasco who sold it because of the inability to lift it back to its feet – financial wise.
When Greg James Aziz took over the management of National Steel Car, his vision was to make the company one of the best rail car manufacturing firms not only in North America but around the world. To do that, he added more capital to the company and employed more workers. Hence, by 1999 almost five years after Greg Aziz bought National Steel Car, the company is able to yield 12,000 cars annually compared to its past years where 3,500 cars was the yearly output. To compensate for the increasing workload – the workforce became 2000 from 500.
The determination of National Steel Car’s employees and owner guarantees that it will continue to be one of the leaders in the railcar production industry. Refer to This Article for related information.