Gregory James Aziz is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the National Steel Car Company, which is reputable for railroad freight car manufacturing and engineering. The company headquarters are in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada. Furthermore, The National Steel Car Company is the only steel car company that is ISO Certified in North America. With 100 years of experience, the company is dependable and reliable, as it has built trust with its customers, suppliers, and employees.
Greg Aziz’s BackGround
Greg Aziz was born on April 30th, 1949 in London. He studied at Ridley College and did his majors in economics at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. In 1971, Greg joined the family in their business called Affiliate Foods, which imports fresh food from Europe, South, and Central America and distributes it across the U.S. and Eastern Canada. Within the 16 years that James Aziz served in the company, Affiliate Foods grew to be a global company, expanding its operations to many nations.
In the late 1980s, Greg took up a career in the investment and banking sector in New York. He also engaged in the same ventures in the early 1990s. However, he quit the industry in 1994 when he organized the finances he needed to purchase the National Steel Car Company from its previous owner Dofasco. Greg Aziz had the vision to transform the company to a leading railroad car manufacturer in North America. With the leadership and expertize of Greg and his management team, the company had an increased output of 9000 cars per year from its previous 3, 500 cars per year by 1999. The above also demanded a rise in employees from 600 to 3000.
Core values at the National Steel Car
James Aziz values and respects his workers as he believes without them it is impossible for the company to progress. Consequently, he ensures that he looks into all their needs, listens to them and considers their ideas in the corporate decision making. Moreover, he allows them autonomy so that they may bring in innovation within the firm. Additionally, he inculcates a learning culture in all of them as this improves their leadership and productive skills.
Greg Aziz also keeps a good relationship with the company suppliers as their input is equally important. He also asks the works to value and consider the customers’ feedback as happy customers lead to company success. Consequently, production at National Steel Car Company is focused on the customers’ needs.