Gregory J Aziz is the National Steel Car’s Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. Under his tenure, National Steel Car has become the best freight car engineering and manufacturing companies in the world. This company is located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Gregory James Aziz has also managed to make National Steel Car earn a reputation as the only leading Railroad freight car manufacturer in North America. Apart from running National Steel Car, Greg Aziz is also the Chief Executive officer at National Industries Inc. He focuses more on the important aspects to make the company move forward.
Early Life and Education
Gregory James Aziz was born in Ontario on 30th April 1949. He attended Ridley College and later went to the University of West Ontario where he graduated with a degree in Economics. A fresh graduate, Greg Aziz first went to work at a family-owned business, Affiliated Foods in 1971. This was a major wholesale food business. They expanded and started to import fresh foods from Europe, Central, and South America. The United States and Eastern Canada provided ready markets for distribution of wholesale fresh foods. Greg later moved to New York where he started working in investment banking back in the 80s and 90s.
Acquisition of National Steel Cars
Dofasco sold in National Steel Car 1994 to Greg Aziz. Over the years, he has transformed this company into the best railroad freight car manufacturer in North America. Under his leadership, National Steel car has been receiving the TTX SECO Awards for 13 years in a row. The focus on production of quality products has helped this company remain on the top spot for long. Greg is a humble leader who counts on determination and trust from all the parties in National Steel Cars. His emphasis on National Steel Car’s ability to provide excellent engineering capacity, team building, and the provision of human and capital investment helped in expanding the company’s manufacturing capability. His company has grown from 3500 units by the time of purchase to 12000 freight cars by 1999. The employee capacity rose from 600 to 3000 within the same period.
Giving back to the Society
Greg’s company, National Steel Car is involved in several charitable endeavors. It sponsors the Hamilton Opera, the Salvation Army, Theatre Aquarius and also commits to the Hamilton Community. His company organizes the Christmas Party food drive where past and present employees attend every year. Get More Information Here.
Greg Aziz is married to Irene, and they live in Toronto together with their daughters. Like Aziz on Facebook.