Gregory James Aziz is an executive leader, shrewd entrepreneur and railroad freight car expert. The businessman works for the National Steel Car. At the corporation, he serves as the chairman, president and chief executive officer. National Steel Car is a leader in the engineering and manufacture of railroad freight cars. The company is based in Hamilton, Ontario.
Greg Aziz is a native of Ontario. He was born on April 30, 1949. His family engaged in the lucrative wholesale food businesses. Greg pursued his early education in the Ontario before joining Ridley College to study business. After graduating, he enrolled for a degree in economics at the University of Western Ontario. Find Related Information Here.
After completing his studies, James Aziz decided to join his family wholesale food business. The company, Affiliated Foods, grew fast. After being in business for 16 years, the company was ranked as one of the key importers of fresh foods in Canada. Affiliated Foods imported different food products from Central America, South America and Europe. The corporation distributed the fresh foods to wholesale markets across the United States and Eastern Canada.
In late 80s, Gregory J Aziz widened the scope of his businesses to include investment-banking opportunities in New York. This business provided him with enough capital to make a bigger purchase. In 1994, he successfully acquired National Steel Car from Dofasco. After the purchase, Greg James Aziz embarked on transforming the company to become a leader in railroad freight car manufacturer in North America. He achieved this objective through maximizing on the company’s strong engineering capabilities and team building strategies. Within a short while, the company increased its car production by over 200 percent. The company enhanced its capacity from 3,500 to 12,000 cars annually. The growth of the company saw the management of the same increase its staff from 600 to 3000 employees.
Greg James Aziz’s commitment to engineering and manufacturing excellence has also seen the company become a leader in new car innovation. The quality of its cars has seen it become the only railroad freight car manufacturer in North America to be certified ISO 9001:2008. The company holds several TTX SECO awards. These awards date back to 1996; only two years after Greg took over the corporation.
The Hamilton community loves National Steel Car. Over the years, the company has been supporting different initiatives in Hamilton. Gregory J Aziz has sponsored The United Way, Theatre Aquarius, the Hamilton Opera and the Salvation Army through National Steel Car charity fund. Greg is married to Irene Aziz.