Leading from the Front: Greg Aziz’s Approach to Management and Engineering

Greg Aziz, Chairman, President, and CEO of a leading railroad freight car engineering and manufacturing company, has a unique perspective on how to lead a company to success. His approach emphasizes strong engineering capabilities, team-building, and significant human and capital investment.


From the beginning, Greg Aziz understood the importance of differentiating his company from its competitors. As he stated, “We emphasized engineering in order to differentiate ourselves from our competitors. We believe that we’re the leading rail car manufacturer in the world from an engineering standpoint.” This focus on engineering has led to the company holding over 350 patents.


This led him to being the first railcar builder in North America to do so, and maintaining a position as a top-tier manufacturer. Business expert Greg Aziz’s approach to management also includes a commitment to the local community and investing in his employees. 


Greg Aziz - Chairman at Cascade Systems

The company sponsors various local charities and holds an annual Christmas party for employees and their families, as well as a food drive for local food banks. According to Greg Aziz, these strategies have led to the company’s success in the railroad industry, being the only company certified ISO 9001:2008 and consistently receiving the TTX SECO highest quality award since 1996.


In the recent news, The U.S. rail industry is experiencing a resurgence in demand, with the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reporting a 12.3% increase in rail traffic for the week ending January 9, 2021. For Greg Aziz, this resurgence in demand highlights the importance of a strong and reliable rail industry and companies like Aziz’s that prioritize engineering and innovation to meet that demand.