We as people are all on a journey. We can try our best to determine outcomes but we never really now what path life will take us on. We just have to make sure that we have the knowledge and know how to defend and control things when a situation comes up. If we see an opportunity for growth we must take it head on. Many successful people understand these ideas and have mastered capitalizing on a situation to get a great outcome. People like Gregory Aziz have changed the world by taking chances and seeing what life has in store for them.
Gregory Aziz is the Chairman, President, and CEO of National Steel Car. This is a company that creates and manufactures freight cars for trains. He wasn’t always the the head of a company that has won the TTX SECO highest quality award multiple times. He was born in London, Ontario on April 30th in 1949. He received his college education at Ridley college and received his degree at the University of Western Ontario in economics.
He initially worked in his family’s locally owned wholesales business, Affiliated Foods. They sold many products with Gregory there and they quickly expanded and by 1971 they were importing products worldwide to places like the U.S. Canada, Central and south America, and Europe. Seeing the way that the products were moved about possibly may have given him the idea and hunch to pursue a new business venture. In the late 80’s and 90’s he started working on investment banking opportunities in New York. He took a huge risk and in 1994 he was able to purchase the company known as National Steel Car which he got from its then owner Dofasco.
Gregory Aziz had a dream and challenge before him. He wanted to turn this company into North America’s top railroad freight car manufacturer. Using the various assets of the company like its good engineering capabilities and heavy investments he started to see his vision come true. The company quickly grew and before long the company had expanded its manufacturing capacity from 3,500 to 12,000 freight cars. The employee count increased according to this and went from 600 to about 3,000 people by 1999. See This Page for additional information.
Gregory Aziz made his dream come true and today National Steel Car is at the forefront of freight car innovation and is the only North American freight car company certified ISO 900I. They have had this crown for over 18 years at this point and are truly setting a robust example. All this success started because Gregory Aziz took a chance to try something different than the family business. Imagine what we all could do if we would take a chance and test our knowledge.