Gregory James Aziz walked up to his corner office after the greatest celebration of his career. National Steel Car Ltd. had just celebrated their centennial birthday being in business. During that celebration, Greg Aziz’s picture was added to the wall of all the greats that came before him, those who had laid the foundation that he was able to build off of. He doubted any of them ever thought he would be at the helm, let alone leading the company past the 100-year mark.
As Greg James Aziz reflected back over his time at National Steel Car Ltd., when the company was bought from its then owner Dofasco, he realized that the only reason he succeeded was that he was able to bring innovation to the company and this allowed them to stay ahead of the curve. However, something troubled him. The company had been doing well but times were changing, and he wasn’t sure that National Steel Car Ltd. was ready for this new world.
He looked out his window and saw the last stragglers leaving the building. They were going home to work. Aziz would stay to innovate. He rushed out of his office and went to his favorite thinking spot. He knew what must be done if National Steel Car was to continue for another 100 years.
The next morning Greg summoned the Research and Development of National Steel Car Ltd. to his office and tasked them with their biggest assignment yet. He explained to them that the world was moving closer to green energy and unless National Steel Car Ltd. got ahead of the curve, they would be left in the dust. He told them they needed to make a quicker rail car that could move more and use 50% fewer gas emissions. They laughed at him. He was serious. They had three years to make it happen. See This Article for additional information
One and half years later, R&D returned with a rail car that could go faster, haul more, and use 90% fewer gas emissions. Greg ordered these cars to make in secrecy at an isolated plant. One year later stricter environmental regulations were passed, and the majority of business could not meet those standards and had to take a hiatus. That only left National Steel Car Ltd. to do business. As his company dominated the landscape, Greg sat in his office and smiled. He knew at that moment National Steel Car Ltd. would last for another 100 years. Related: https://www.behance.net/greg-aziz.
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