Gregory James Aziz is currently the Chairman, President, and CEO of National Steel Car. National Steel Car is a railroad freight car manufacturing and engineering company that is situated in Hamilton, Ontario.
Greg Aziz was born on April 30, 1949, in London a Canadian city in southwestern Ontario. Greg is an alumnus of Ridley College and attended the University of Western Ontario for his undergraduate studies in economics.
Immediately after school, James Aziz began his career working at the family wholesale food business known as Affiliated Foods. Greg helped the company to grow and become one of the leading companies in the importation and exportation of fresh food supplies.
Greg left the family business in the late 80s and joined the investment banking sector in New York. Greg gained a lot of experience in investment while working at the bank and when the opportunity of purchasing National Steel Car from Dofasco presented itself in the year 1994, Greg did not hesitate and grabbed the chance. The investment decision turned out to be one of the best decisions Greg made in his entire life. Gregory J Aziz was able to transform the company into Americas leading railroad freight car manufacturer. Greg came up with a new strategy for reviving the company lost glory. He capitalized on the company’s strong engineering capabilities, encouraged team building and pumped in more capital including human capital. As a result of Greg’s strategies, National Steel Car expanded its car manufacturing ability. A company that previously used to manufacture 3500 cars per year started manufacturing about 12,000 cars a year. Under Greg leadership, National Steel Car grew not only in production but also the number of staff rose from about 600 employees to almost 3000.
National Steel Car today boasts of being the leading car innovation company that is in the forefront in the building of thousands of new railroad freight car each year. Besides National Steel Car is the only ISO Certified railroad freight car engineering and manufacturing firm in the whole of Northern America an honor they have held for the last 18 years. The company has also received numerous awards and among them is the TTX SECO award which the firm was honored with in 1996 for maintaining highest standards of quality in their products. Go To This Page for additional Info.
Besides being a leading manufacturing and engineering firm, National Steel Car is also involved in giving back to the Hamilton community. The company has been involved in a series of charitable activities in the community such as the sponsoring of United Way and Agricultural Winter Fair among others. Like Aziz on Facebook.