The history of the company
National Steel Car was started more than a century ago with the aim of manufacturing quality railroad products. The products included cars and some specific car parts that would be purchased by other companies for their production. The National Steel Car had been in operation for a long time before DEFASCO decided to sell it to another company. During the duration of operation under DEFASCO, the development was slow, but it took place. For these years, the company had employed several people from around Canada. The National Steel Car was started in Hamilton, Ontario. The operations were initially set to be in the same location by the time that it was established.
The contribution of Gregory James Aziz
After several years of development, the company came to a point where the management was complacent with the production level and the number of employees. By 1994, the National Steel Car had about 650 employees. The rate of production was 4000 cars per year. This rate was very competitive considering that the production around the country was not as high. Gregory James expressed his dissatisfaction with the complacency of the production. He saw a big opportunity that could be taken. After considering the potential of the company, Greg Aziz suggested to the purchase which took place successfully, and he was appointed the CEO in 1994. See This Page for more information.
The qualification of the CEO
After the completion of his early education in Canada, Gregory J Aziz joined the University of Western Ontario for his undergraduate degree. As an undergraduate, Gregory James took Economics as his major. While at the University, the student had developed an idea of owning his business someday in his life. During this period of planning, Gregory was not sure how he would get his company or what he would do in the company which he owned. He got his first-class degree after graduation then went back to his parents shortly before travelling to the United States. While with the parents, Greg Aziz was not satisfied with how the family business was operated. Aziz’s parents were involved in a food processing company which served the Hamilton market. There was no internal competition, and Gregory James Aziz thought that this was an opportunity to improve the services to global one. With his input, the family’s food processing company increased its operations from Ontario to the entire North America. The food processing company equally found a new customer base in the competitive European market.
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