How Gregory Aziz Brought National Steel Car to New Heights

Posted by Cameron on March 23, 2018 in Business, Business Leader, Canada, CEO, Philantrophy, Railroad, Technology |

1Gregory James Aziz is the President of National Steel Car, North America’s largest manufacturer of steel freight railroad cars. The company was founded in the early 1900s as a result of six men coming together and strategizing on how they could bring the economic wealth of the railway industry to the town of Hamilton, Ontario. The result was the establishment of National Steel Car. Since its founding, National Steel Car has grown year over year until it has reached the entity it is today.


Gregory J. Aziz got his first introduction to National Steel Car when he was working as an investment banker in New York City. National Steel Car was one of his clients. During the process, the National Steel Car team saw something in Greg Aziz that encouraged them to offer him a leadership position at their company. Mr. Aziz accepted the position and several years later he came to hold the position of President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of National Steel Car.


Greg Aziz got his start working for his family’s company in the sector of business development. The company, Affiliated Foods, specialized in the distribution of fresh foods. At the time he started, Affiliated Foods worked solely in a region of Canada. After Gregory Aziz piloted a massive business development campaign, the company was operating in Europe, the United States, South America and across all of Canada. He brought the same growth mindset to his work at National Steel Car and significantly helped to grow that company to the heights it has reached today.


It can’t be overstated how much of a positive impact he has had as a leader at National Steel Car. For example, he is incredibly passionate about making sure there is a strong investment in human capital. He put this strategy into concrete action by opening up a hiring round that brought in thousands of additional employees. The volume of employees quickly went from less than one thousand to close to three thousand people. See Related Link to learn more.


This increase in great jobs in the town significantly improved the entire economy within Hamilton, Ontario. People did more business at the current stores and new stores were opened to meet the increasing demand. People spent more money within the town and the town itself was able to make positive additions and improvements that increased the overall quality of life within Hamilton.


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