Gregory James Aziz has made quite an impression on National Steel Car, a world leader in the production of railroad freight cars. He currently holds all three titles of Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board for National Industries Inc. His rise to the positions he holds now has been meteoric. He has an interesting track record of success thought various industries. The main takeaway from each of his successes in taking a business to new heights is his skill in business development.
Greg Aziz’s Winding Career Path
Gregory J. Aziz has seen great success in a variety of industries. From growing a global food distribution company, to success in the cutthroat world of investment banking, and on to his current role with National Steel Car, it seems everything he touches turns to gold.
Greg Aziz graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a major in economics before taking his first job with his family’s wholesale food distribution company. Although it was his family’s company, don’t think it was ever a mom and pop shop. Gregory James Aziz joined the company, Affiliated Foods, in 1971. Affiliated Foods was a regional distributor of fresh foods to markets throughout Eastern Canada and America. Greg Aziz joined at an incredibly young age, yet wasted no time in pushing the throttle to expand the company. He spent 16 years with Affiliated Foods. At the end of those 16 years the company was transformed. By the time he left, Affiliated Foods was a global importer of healthy foods from South America, Central America and Europe. It had also greatly strengthened its foothold in the United States and Canada.
After that, Gregory Aziz moved into the world of investment banking in New York City. It was during that time that he fully managed the purchase of National Steel Car from a former owner in 1994. The purchase was huge for National Steel Car. National Steel Car then gained its position as the leader in manufacturing and engineering in all of North America. Go To This Page to learn more.
Once he joined National Steel Car, Greg Aziz immediately went to work in growing the company. His priority was to shine a spotlight on National Steel Car’s already strong manufacturing and engineering capabilities. He successfully grew the employee base significantly and grew the number of rail cars built annually from 3,500 to over 5,000. He accomplished all of this within three years of joining the National Steel Car team.