Gregory James Aziz is one of the most well-known business leaders in the railway industry. He has reached this status due to his impeccable leadership skills that include a true knack for motivating the team that works for him to do great things. Since 1994, he has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Canadian railcar manufacturing company National Steel Car.
Under Gregory J Aziz, National Steel Car has seen a renaissance in its company fortunes and built a reputation as one of the most innovative companies in its industry. Greg James Aziz is most well known today for his huge successes with National Steel Car, but he didn’t start out his entrepreneurial career in the railcar manufacturing business.
Greg Aziz is a native of London, Ontario, Canada and was born in 1949. He earned his degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario before embarking on his career in the world of entrepreneurship. Though he is today famous for his groundbreaking work in revitalizing National Steel Car, he originally went to work for his family and its food distribution business Affiliated Foods. During his time with Affiliated Foods, Greg Aziz first showed his now legendary abilities as a leader and motivator. In the span of two decades, Greg helped Affiliated to grow its business to the point of being one of the leading fresh food importers from South America, Central America and Europe.
This run of success was huge for Greg, but he was not satisfied and made a big move in the late 80s to the investment banking industry of New York City. His massive success working in this industry provided him with the opportunity that would truly come to define his career. 1994 saw the nearly century-old National Steel Car come up for sale and Greg Aziz jumped at the chance to take on the challenge of restoring the venerable company to its past prominence. See Related Link for additional information.
When Greg Aziz took over control of National Steel Car he immediately identified the fact that the company’s strength lay with its outstanding engineering base. Greg decided that the way to increase the company’s production and success was to design the most innovative freight railcars in the railroad industry.
He set to motivating his engineers to execute this plan as well as massively increasing the employee base for Steel Car. The result has been a quadrupling of the yearly production of railcars as well as the production of the most innovative designs in the industry. National Steel Car is today a world leader in its industry and this is largely due to the brilliant leader of Gregory J Aziz.