AIA’s Robert Ivy-Advocate for Developing Professional Achievement Through Industry Organizations

Professional trade associations are a vital asset to both companies as well as individual professionals. Within these organizations there is the opportunity to connect with other professionals, in the same field, whether they are early in their career or have been a part of the industry for most of working life. Trade associations afford many perks such as networking opportunities, employment opportunities, educational opportunities and the chance to stand out in the field by competing for various industry-based awards. Learn more about Robert Ivy at zdnet.com.

Most Professional trade associations may seem to operate in the same manner but,it pays to do some research on the organization you are considering and it may even be beneficial to belong to a couple organizations. Especially when it comes to protecting the industry’s political interests.

According to Robert Ivy, Executive Vice President and CEO of The American Institute of Architects believes that a membership into a professional association shows that one is committed to their industry and stands out because of their affiliation, credibility and opportunities to gain recognition as a true professional and leader.

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Robert Ivy graduated from Tulane University with a Master’s of Architecture and also has a Bachelor’s of Arts in English from The University of the South,Sewanee. Robert Ivy began his career as the principal of Dean/Dale/Dean & Ivy in 1981 and in 1996, Ivy joined McGraw-Hill Construction Media as the Vice President and editorial director of The Architectural Record. In 2011,he was appointed Executive Vice President and CEO of The American Institute of Architects..

Robert Ivy is a world renowned architect and editor who has won several impressive awards including most recently, The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award in April of this year, The Dean’s Medal from The University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture in 2017 and was the first architect of this century to be honored by Alpha Rho Chi, a national architecture fraternity.

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National Steel Car Is A Successful Company Because Of The Executive Leadership

 

National Steel Car (NSC) is 100-plus-year-old steel car and boxcar manufacturing company in Canada. Gregory Aziz, the CEO and Chairman of NSC has embraced technology to spur new contracts for NSC. Because of NSC’s ability to embrace technology to win awards is what Aziz’s company is a best-in-class railcar manufacturer in North America. National Steel Car was initially founded under the name of Imperial Steel Car in the year, 1912. Today, the boxcar manufacturing company, which is now known as NSC is one of the most successful companies in North America in the sector for the manufacturing and production of railcars. National Steel Car produce gondolas, railcars, boxcars and more to its customers and stakeholders in US and Canada. NSC is deeply involved in the railway transportation sector, so it has worked to expand its business outside Canada since Gregory James Aziz has been the Chairman and CEO of NSC.

Regarding Greg Aziz’s background, Aziz was born in a small town in Ontario named London. Before Aziz being the CEO of National Steel Car and working in finance in New York City, he began by working for his family’s fresh food business in 1970 in Canada as a young man. See Related Link for more information about James Aziz

James Aziz had a significant opportunity to gain important business exposure to business life as a youth, by working for his family’s company after each school day was over. Aziz worked for Affiliated Foods in the 1970s. Aziz’s family business started to build up more clientele as it looked to drum up some new business in the U.S., Mexico, South America and elsewhere. Over a span of 16-plus years, Affiliated Foods was able to turn into a global fresh food distributor.

James Aziz’s strong leadership as head of National Steel Car helped to improve this company in many ways, especially when it comes to its staff size. Aziz was able to increase the employee base from 500 in 1994 when he bought the company from Dofasco to 3,000 staffers. NSC’s previous owner, Dofasco, purchased this Canadian railcar firm in the early 1960s.

As the chief executive of National Rail Car, Greg Aziz made the wise decision to focus on things like team-building of its staff as well as implementing new technology to develop new railcars. Because of Greg Aziz’s focus on important technology has helped his company earn the TTX SECO award in consecutive years as well as gain kudos from industry peers.

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