Gregory J Aziz is a Canadian entrepreneur who lives in Ontario. He is the top executive at National Steel Car where he is the chief executive officer, president, and chairman of the board. His company has more than 100 years of experience in the railroad industry. National Steel Car engineers and manufacturers railroad cars for their customers across Canada and the United States.
It was at Western University in Canada that Greg James Aziz earned his college education, earning a degree in economics. For a number of years, he was in the financial industry and made investment decisions for the company he worked for. It was during this time that he became acquainted with National Steel Car. Although the company had been around for years at the time the company was not doing very well. Greg Aziz saw a lot of potential in the company, though. He was able to organize a buyout of the company and so in January 1994 he took over National Steel Car.
After Gregory James Aziz took over National Steel Car he recommitted the company’s workforce to providing excellent engineering and manufacturing standards. He also hired a large number of engineers in order to broaden the scope of his company. Over the course of just the next few years he was able to greatly expand the number of railroad cars that National Steel Car produced each year. The company under his leadership is once again one of the largest and most successful companies of its type in the world. Click Here to learn more.
One of Greg Aziz’s latest successes was a deal he struck with Canpotex. Canpotex selected his company as the one that they wanted to design and build 700 railcars for them. The railcars once completed will be used to hall potash from Saskatchewan to coastal ports to be shipped overseas. The deal is worth $70 million. This is just the latest deal that Gregory James Aziz has signed with Canpotex. Since 1999 his company has built 7000 railcars for Canpotex for a total amount of more than $500 million.
Under Gregory James Aziz’s leadership the company in recent years has also expanded rapidly. Beginning in October 2014 he has hired over 900 employees. He has also invested in his company’s plant equipment. Due to these events National Steel Car maintains a high level of productivity. Additionally, his company has made large strides in reducing the company’s effects on the environment, including designing a new generation of railcars that are transporting flammable liquids.