Gregory J Aziz is the CEO and president of National Steel car. National steel car is a world leading manufacturing company; located in Hamilton, Ontario; that deals with railroad freight car engineering. He was born on April 30, 1949 in London, Ontario. He studied at Ridley College before proceeding to join the University of Western Ontario where he majored in economics.
James Aziz joined affiliated foods, a wholesale food business owned by his family, in 1971. Affiliated foods experienced immense growth over 16 years and became a global importer of fresh foods and a major distributer of fresh food wholesale markets in America and Eastern Canada.
From the experiences he gained working on numerous investment-banking opportunities in New York between late 1980s and early 1990s, Greg Aziz was able make financial arrangements to purchase National Steel Car from Dofasco in 1994. Aziz’s primary objective was to transform the company into a top railroad freight car manufacturer in America.
Through team-building, extensive human and capital investments, and highlighting on the company’s strong engineering capabilities, National Steel Car’s manufacturing capacity grew from 3,500 cars annually in 1994 to 12,000 in 1999. This period also saw the increase in the number of employees in the company from 600 to about 3,000. Visit This Page for additional information.
Currently the company is a top manufacturing company that continues to develop new car innovations while building thousands of new railroad freight cars annually. Greg’s company’s pursuit of excellent manufacturing and engineering excellence has brought the company great success with the company holding the record for TTX SECO highest quality award since 1996. The company is also the sole ISO 9001:2008 certified railroad freight car engineering and manufacturing company with an unbroken 18-year record.
Apart from being a successful, principled, and prominent businessperson, Aziz is also charitable. His company, National Steel Car, dedicatedly sponsors the Hamilton Community Foundation that was established to cater for the civic, educational, cultural, health, charitable, recreational, and humanitarian needs of the Hamilton community members. National Steel Car has financed several local charities in Hamilton including; the Hamilton Opera, the Salvation Army, the United Way, and Theatre Aquarius. A huge number of Gregory’s current and former employees participate in the company’s annually held Christmas part and in its major food drive, which contributes to the stacking of local food banks. James Aziz together with his wife Irene, also sponsor the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair which is the famous agricultural fair in Canada.