From the day Gregory Aziz joined National Steel Car, he had a vision of growing the company into a global phenomenon. Today, the freight car company is an industry leader in America and has employed thousands of employees through the years.
Gregory James Aziz is the current CEO, president, and chair of National Steel Car. Founded in 1912, National Steel Car has grown to be a top freight car and engineering company in North, Central, and South America. The freight car business also has outlets in Canada, and is expanding to other parts of the world.
Before becoming the executive chair of National Steel Car, Gregory J Aziz spent his early years honing his business and managerial skills. He joined the business world at the age of 22 when managing their family business, Affiliated Foods. Through his strong business acumen and ability to adapt to new trends, Gregory expanded the family business to global standards. Affiliated Foods is a chief importer and distributor of fresh foods in America and beyond.
By the time he joined National Steel Car, Gregory Aziz already knew the direction he wanted to take with the company. He saw the huge potential that the then Canadian freight company had in terms of engineering and manpower. Mr. Aziz decided to buy the freight manufacturing company from a Canadian company, Dofasco, in 1994. The idea was to expand the freight car manufacturing business to North America. Click Here to learn more.
By tapping into available manpower and investment capital, Gregory J Aziz has grown National Steel Car to become the only freight car business in America. The company’s production moved from 3,500 freight cars to 12,000 freight car annually by 1999. The number of employees also increased from 600 to 3000 as the freight car company started expanding beyond North America.
Today, National Steel Car is ISO Certified and is listed on the American Stock Market, NASDAQ. Besides crafting freight cars, the engineering company also manufactures train components like fulcrum brackets, brake piping, trucks and wheel sets, and body bolsters. Gregory Aziz together with his team at National Steel Car are able to come up with innovative solutions that meet the ever-evolving needs of the railway industry.
Gregory James Aziz also serves as the chairman of National Industries Inc. based in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. The company has major companies in their portfolio like Canpotex who has invested over $500million in new railcars with National Steel Car.