National Steel Car continues to rise to greatness as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of freight railroad cars made from steel. The company started out as a mainly regional operation located in Hamilton, Ontario. It has experienced a rapid growth phase and during that phase it went from producing a little over 3,000 to more than 12,000 steel rail cars annually. Much of this growth came under the leadership of Gregory James Aziz, the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board.
Greg Aziz was formerly a successful investment banker working in the fast-paced investment banking culture in New York City. National Steel Car came across his desk as one of his clients. He was in charge of handling the merger of National Steel Car as it was bought back from a previous entity that owned the company. He must have done a bang-up job managing the process because as soon as the leadership team flew back to Canada they sat down and decided that they wanted to make Gregory James Aziz an offer to join their company. After careful consideration, Gregory J. Aziz accepted the offer with flying colors.
He relocated his family to Ontario, Canada and began his leadership role with National Steel Car. That role has consistently expanded until he reached the three leadership positions he holds jointly today. His name is now synonymous with National Steel Car and he has done great things to grow the company. In addition to growth, he is also passionate about supporting the community of Hamilton, Ontario and encouraging employees to give back to those in need. View Additional Info Here.
Today Gregory Aziz is the top leader at National Steel Car and has greatly influenced the overall company culture there. He has always been known for his business development skill set and has brought that talent with gusto to his work at National Steel Car. For example, his first job after college was in the business development sector of his family’s wholesale fresh food business. He successfully managed to expand the company from a regional operation in Eastern Canada to a global operation. By the time he left Affiliated Foods it was doing business with nearly every major wholesaler of fresh foods in the world. The company had grown a strong foothold in Europe, South America, Central America, the United States as well as expanding its reach in the Canadian wholesale food market.