Monday, 23 July 2018

Entrepreneur, Businessman & Innovator: Gregory Aziz

Railroad freight cars are some of the strongest and best forms of transportation that are used for transporting goods all across the world. This particular industry has been around for centuries as railroads were some of the initial ways of getting around. This industry is also very huge as the freight cars are being used on just about every continent besides Antarctica. Here in North America, there is one railway company that dominating the scene. Have you ever heard of National Steel Car? If you haven’t heard about this company, then you’re not alone. National Steel Car is a global leader in the production and manufacturing of freight cars.

CEO of National Steel Car, Gregory James Aziz is one of the most important figures in freight car production. Born on April 30, 1949, Aziz grew up in a hardworking Polish family. The Aziz family relocated to London, Ontario, because of the political unrest in their native land. Greg Aziz was actually in college when all of the government mishaps began to take place. He has always been fond of technology and engineering. These are the fields in which Gregory James Aziz was studying while in college, but he unfortunately couldn’t finish his studies. After relocating to Ontario and joining in with the family business in 1971, Aziz’s economics education helped the family’s wholesale food business in more ways than one. Affiliate Foods began to sprout with growth, which lasted for 16 consecutive years.

James Aziz had attended the University of Western Ontario, and its education has certainly paid off with their family business; Affiliate Foods. In the late 1980s, he moved to New York City and started working in investment banking. These lucrative investments would come in handy years later. In 1994, James Aziz went in a new direction and purchased a struggling company that built freight cars. National Steel Car was the actual name of the company, and it had seen better days.

Once Greg Aziz took full-control of the company, it quickly began to flourish. He, and his team of engineers has implemented some of the best technologies right into the freight cars. In the end, National Steel Car has won the TTX SECO Award since 1996. Go To This Page to learn more.

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