Gregory James Aziz is the CEO and chairman of Hamilton-based National Steel Car. The Canadian railroad cars manufacturer is among the top companies in the industry. It specializes in Freight car components and parts. It is also committed to improving the welfare of the community. The company has undergone important transformations since James Aziz took charge at the company’s leadership.
In 1994, Greg Aziz arranged the acquisition of National Steel Car from Dofasco. By then, the numbers of cars produced annually were 3,500. Within five years, the company was producing 0ver 12, 000 new railroad freight cars per year. Today, through his exceptional leadership and the technological advancements, National Steel Car produces hundreds of thousands of cars annually. Again, in the first five years of his leadership at the firm, the number of employees increased to 3000 from less than a thousand.
National Steel Car only served the Canadian market by the time of its purchase by James Aziz. His main objective for the purchase was to make the firm a market leader in North America. Today, the firm serves the major railroad market in North America and other parts of the world. It is the only railroad cars manufacturing company in North America that is ISO 9001:2008. It attained its ISO certification 18 years ago.
To achieve such success has involved determination, focus, and hard work. Above all, as Greg J Aziz highlights, it is the result of a relentless pursuit of excellence. He guides the firm to aiming for greater heights each time it accomplishes a milestone. Quality is the guiding principle in all the company’s operations. NSC’s high standard has earned it the TTX SECO high-quality award. It has received the award consistently since 1996.
Improving Community Welfare
Gregory Aziz is a community welfare enthusiast. He sponsors the Royal Agricultural Winter Fai together with his wife. Consequently, he has guided National Steel Car to taking an active role in serving the Hamilton community. The company does this through well-paying jobs and supporting local charities. Additionally, it has sponsored recreational facilities such as the Hamilton Opera and Theatre Aquarius. It also has an annual food drive to boost the community’s food banks.
Greg James Aziz has vowed to continue with the company’s tradition of excellence and quality. He plans to take the company forward with a determination to continue expanding its market base. The main objective of the chief economist’s plan is that NSC remains the industry leader.