More Production Means More Jobs
How did one man turn a Canadian legacy into one of the largest and most successful companies in North America? Gregory James Aziz was able to do this for National Steel Car Ltd when he joined the company in 1994. Under his leadership National Steel Car was able to grow substantially. The expansion under the leadership of Gregory J Aziz includes growth of production measures, in total 12,000 cars produced each year. This increase is nearly four times more cars produced per year, and it took Gregory James Aziz just five years to help the company grow this much.
National Steel Car’s production increased as the number of jobs the company was able to offer increased, of course. This figure went from 600 people employed at the company to just under 3,000.
A Path To Fortune
Long before Gregory J Aziz was the president, CEO and chairman of National Steel Car he started in his 20s working with his family’s business. The company was called Affiliated Foods; it was a wholesale business that worked within the food industry, so Gregory J Aziz was able to become accustomed to speaking with business owners as a young man. Gregory J Aziz was born in Ontario, he went to Ridley College, and he was even able to earn his degree in Economics at the University of West Ontario. Soon he saw his family business grow to fill the market demands. As Affiliated Foods become more well-known it was able to secure a position as a worldwide importer of fresh foods. The company bought goods from Europe, South America and Central America, and they sold them wholesale throughout major markets in North America, including Canada and the United States.
Putting It All Together
There is not one clear way to define how Greg Aziz was able to turn National Steel Car
into a much more profitable business, but it is important to note that he did it with the help of other team members. The resources needed to bring this business into a triumphant market position were great, and they were well planned every step of the way.