Gregory James Aziz holds the titles of Chairman, President and CEO of National Steel Car (NSC). Located in Hamilton, Ontario this freight engineering company has been in business for over a century but it wasn’t until 1994 that Greg Aziz bought the dying company and then put his University major in Economics to good use breathing new life into National Steel.
One would think that already being heavily involved in the family food business, Greg wouldn’t have time to devote to another, entirely different line of work. With a well-tuned sense of business savvy, not only did he have the time, both companies are hugely successful. With his kind of talent and drive to succeed, success in business is a given and others who want to move ahead in the world would do well to watch and see how he does it. Click Here to learn more.
Still feeling the effects of “the great depression” of the 30’s, NSC was just about finished when James Aziz took over and by the year 2000 through his expertise and guidance, production rates were up over 100%. He cut no corners and employees more than tripled. His efforts not only saved the company, he created 1,700 jobs in the process.
Mr. Aziz would tell you himself that the backbone of NSC is its employees. From assembly to the boardroom, they have a right to be proud of what their company has accomplished. By continuously challenging themselves and raising the bar they have earned the trust their customers place in them. NSC is in fact, the only North American rail car company that has been certified ISO 9001:2008. For over ten years running, Greg and his company have been honored with the annual TTX SECO award.
Recognized as a world leader in the manufacture of railway freight and tank cars, National Steel is an “earth friendly” company. They support North American harmonized regulations to ensure tank cars that transport flammable liquids are the strongest and safest that technology can provide. Obviously, rail systems need to be as safe as they can be and men like Greg work towards exactly that.