How Gregory Aziz Managed to Increase Output and Profitability of the National Steel’s Car Inc.
Gregory James Aziz is the current president, Chairman, and chief executive officer of the National Steel Car, a leading railroad manufacturing, and car engineering in Hamilton, Ontario.
Born on April 30, 1949, Greg went to the Ridley College before joining the University of Western Ontario where he majored in economics. After his graduation, Greg Aziz joined the family food business. By 1971. The company had grown to become one of the largest importers of fresh fruit from Europe and Central America. They would then sell their products to various wholesale markets across the Eastern Canada and in the United States. The basis in economics, coupled with the experience gained from the family business would later propel Mr. Aziz to become one of the most successful CEOs in the world.
After working in various investment and banking opportunities, Gregory J Aziz was able to strike a huge deal; the purchase of National Steel Company. His primary goal at the time of purchase was to transform the Canadian company to become one of the largest railroad car freight manufacturers. When he finally effected the purchase, Greg emphasized more on the strong engineering capabilities of the firm, team building and made a massive investment in both capital and human investment. Through these values, the company was able to increase its output from 3500 cars per annum to 12000 units by 1999. Employment opportunities also grew from 600 at the time of purchase to over 3000.
Today, National Steel Car leads the industry in innovations and inventions. The company is the only railroad freight car manufacturing company that is ISO 9001:2008 certified, a position it has led for 18 years. The firm has been with the TTX SECO quality award every year from 1996. All these achievements are attributed to Mr. Aziz’s contribution towards manufacturing and engineering excellence. The two virtues have managed to move the company to where it is now. Read This for more information.
Mr. Greg as the CEO of the firm is greatly concerned about the welfare of the Hamilton community. Over the years, his company has sponsored various organizations in the town. These include the United Way, Theatre Aquarius, and Hamilton Opera among other agencies. Every year, the party convenes a party for all children; where they participate in major food banks and local food drives.
Greg together with his wife Irene are the sole sponsors of Canada’s most prominent agricultural fair; the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.