The manufacturing of rail tanks and cars can be considered by many to be a niche industry. A large one to be sure, as this is a multi million dollar industry, but one that not a lot of people hear about or take notice of. Gregory J. Aziz, chairman and CEO of National Steel Car of Ontario knows this very well and is quite alright with the anonymity that his business enjoys. Having a low-key public presence may seem counter-productive to some, but it does have its advantages.
This allows more focus to be put on the day to day operations of the company, such as growth in all sectors of the business and ensuring that a quality product is always produced. Since there is not a lot of competition in this field, quality and craftsmanship are always on top of the priority list that Greg Aziz has to keep his eye on. Renewing and acquiring production contracts means having a name in the business that speaks to the longevity, integrity, and quality that a business carries with it.
Gregory James Aziz can bring all of that and more to the table, with his reputation doing the speaking for him. He is well known in the business community as being driven in business, and charitable in person. He is also known for helping the business of National Steel Car grow substantially in the years directly following his acquisition of the company. It grew by leaps and bounds in the first few years of him at the helm and continues to maintain that growth currently. This is also good for the local economy as it has helped boost the workforce.
So even though this may be a niche industry, there is a lot that can be learned from how this particular business is run. How to grow a company and maintain that growth is one lesson. How to ensure and maintain quality during and after a period of growth is another. All told, if you are in the transportation industry then this is a CEO and company worth keeping on your radar.