How Gregory James Aziz has enhanced the Performance of National Steel Car

Gregory James Aziz is an outstanding entrepreneur who is greatly appreciated to his business skills that helped in transforming National Steel Car into one of North America’s leading manufacturers. He has owned the firm for the past two decades and also served as its CEO and President. National Steel Car has grown to become a leader in the railroad freight cars manufacturing business. The company has established its factory in Hamilton, Ontario. James Aziz is an economics degree holder from the University of Ontario.

Aziz’s family are business people, and they own a company that is known as Affiliate Foods. The firm has specialized in importing and wholesaling fresh foods. Greg J. Aziz started working for it as soon as he completed his studies and was later promoted to serve as its head. He led the business for 16 years and grew it into a global importer. Most of its foods were sourced from Europe, South Africa, and South America. Affiliate Foods had established a clients’ base in Eastern Canada and the United States.

The businessman’s passion for investment banking made him quit his job at the firm and relocate to New York in the 1980s. He noticed the potential in National Steel Car and decided to acquire it in 1994. Gregory Aziz immediately started working towards making the railroad freight car business a top company in the region. He has put together talented engineers and who have developed the best vehicles in the market. Aziz has excellent business skills, and he spent five years to increase the productivity of the business to 12,000 vehicles from the initial 3,500. The firm had 600 employees when he joined it, and they have currently increased to 3000.

Gregory J. Aziz is devoted to making sure that all railroad freight cars that are manufactured by this company use the best technology. The excellent standards of National Steel Car enabled it to earn ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company has been North America’s leading railroad freight vehicles manufacturer for about 18 years. In 1996, it was honored by TTX SECO for offering high-quality products to the market. Aziz is currently determined to ensure that National Steel Car penetrates the international market.

Aziz has participated in charity activities in different ways. He has funded Hamilton-based organizations such as Royal Agriculture Winter Fair, Theatre Aquarius, Theatre Aquarius, the Hamilton Opera, and the United Way. His company welcomes its employees for Christmas parties annually.

 

Norman Pattiz | Brilliant Brains that have Made it in the Broadcasting Industry

Podcast One founder and chairman, Norman Pattiz has over forty years’ experience in radio syndication. His vast experience in media also prompted him to start Westwood One, which is Americas leading broadcaster of news, sports, entertainment, talk, and traffic programming. Through his leadership, the broadcasting station was made in charge of CNN News, CBS News, March Madness, NFL Football, Super Bowl, NCCA Basket Ball, and the Winter and Summer Olympic Games among radio talk shows and a variety of syndicated music.

 

Breakthrough in the Entertainment Industry

 

His career path saw him appointed by President Clinton to the Broadcasting Board of Governors of United States in 2000. Pattiz was re-appointed to the same position by President Bush in 2002. The board is responsible for overseeing all the activities of nonmilitary stations including Voice of America, Middle East Broadcasting, Radio Free Europe, and Radio Liberty among others.

 

Pattiz was ceremoniously placed in the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009 which led to him being awarded the Giants of Broadcasting Award by the Library of America Broadcasting.

PodcastOne

 

As he realized the untapped potential in the audio broadcast, Norman Pattiz founded PodcastOne by the end of 2012. The media channel which focuses on audio programming quickly picked the pace, and today it stands as the leading producer and distributor of audio podcasts.

 

Norman acknowledges the assistance he received from Kit Gray when starting PodcastOne. Gray was by then working from a home office and was involved in presenting other people’s podcasts. When Norman was introduced to Gray, they both started including their production, and it turned out okay. Through the years that PodcastOne has been active, they have been using the same strategy, and it has proved to be a good ride.

 

Among its clients include famous personalities and brands such as Laura Ingraham, Chris Jericho, Heather Dubrow, Larry King, Adam Corolla, and Shaquille O’Neal. The channel distributes Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Dan Patrick, Steve Austin, Penn Jillette, WNYC Radio Lab, and Freakonomics among other over 200 podcasts.

 

About Norman Pattiz

 

Norman Pattiz has over forty years’ experience in the broadcasting field. Over the years, he has accumulated a lot of experience that he has used to start and lead successful business ventures. He believes in getting involved in every area other than waiting for the juniors to do all the work.

 

He also firmly believes in implementing any new ideas he comes across every day. Norman is married to one wife, Dr. Mary Turner Pattiz, whom he has been married to for over thirty years.