Mr. Gregory James Aziz is the President and Chief Executive Officer of National Steel Car, a company that designs and creates freight train cars.
He was born in the city of London, located in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Greg Aziz went to Ridley College and later on, obtained a degree in economics from The University of Western Ontario.
He was presented with an offer to join his family’s wholesale food business Affiliated Foods, in which he would become the manager. With his managerial skill, Greg James Aziz was able to grow the company and within sixteen years, it became one of the foremost importers and distributors of fresh foods, dealing with countries such as South and Central America, Eastern Europe and The United States.
Gregory J. Aziz moved to New York to pursue opportunities in the investment banking venue. After negotiating various deals, he was able to acquire National Steel Car from the Canadian company, Dofasco. His plans were to transform the ailing company into a vibrant railroad freight manufacturer. In fact, he wanted it to be the number one in the United States.
Through planning, teamwork, great engineering as well as human investment and capital, Mr. Aziz was able to exceed his goals. Within five years, National Steel Car went from manufacturing 3,500 to 12,000. Employment increased from roughly 600 staff members to approximately 3000.
National Steel Car is at the forefront of producing railroad boxcars through intense design and the creation process. They have won awards from multiple entities, including TTX SECO, the committee that honors railroad manufacturing companies that meet their stringent standards of producing quality products, deliver, customer service and more. Go To This Page for additional information.
Greg Aziz does not feel satisfied just because National Steel Car has received many awards, he believes in continual progression to stay in the cutting-edge position.
When he is not occupied with railroad freight car business, you might find Greg involved with his charitable works. Aziz has dedicated time and funds to places including the United Way, Hamilton Opera and The Salvation Army.
Every Christmas, he sponsors a huge National Steel Christmas party for current and former employees and their children. Aziz also participates in a food drive, supported by the company, to supply the local food banks.
Mr. Gregory James Aziz and his wife Irene are patrons of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, which is Canada’s most outstanding agricultural festival. The celebration features attractions including cuisine, entertainment, farm animals and horse racing.