Gregory James Aziz is the president, chief executive officer and chairman of National Steel Car, one of the leading railroad freight car manufacturing and engineering companies in the world. The company is headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario. Born in 1949 in London, Ontario, Greg Aziz studied at Ridley College. Later, he pursued a Degree in Economics at the renowned University of Western Ontario. The executive joined the Affiliated Foods Company, a family wholesale business, in 1971. Today, the company ranks as one of the largest global importers of fresh food from Central America, Europe, and South America. The corporation distributes its products to the leading fresh food wholesalers in Eastern Canada and across the United States.
In 1994, Gregory J Aziz organized for the purchase of National Steel Car from Dofasco. From the late 1980s to early 1990s, James Aziz was working on various investment banking opportunities in New York. The goal of the purchase was to transform the once renowned Canadian company into a major railroad freight car manufacturer in North America. By capitalizing on National Steel Car’s great engineering capabilities, considerable capital, human investment and team-building, the firm continued to expand its manufacturing capacity from 3,500 cars to 12,000 cars per year by 1999. Moreover, the number of employees grew from almost 600 to over 3,000 within the same period.
Under Greg James Aziz‘s transformative leadership, the National Steel Car has continued to dominate the industry by manufacturing new cars while developing several railroad freight cars annually. The company is the only certified railroad car manufacturing and engineering firm in North America. The corporation has maintained this status for more than 18 years through multiple rounds of re-certification. Since 1996, it has been progressively honored with the outstanding TTX SECO quality award. Greg Aziz and his team have been giving back to the Hamilton community by sponsoring the Hamilton Opera, the Salvation Army, Theatre Aquarius, and the United Way. As a way of celebrating their success, thousands of the company’s employees, both the current and former, and their families, participate in the National Steel Car Christmas party annually.
James Aziz and the National Steel Car community are constantly challenging themselves to perform better. To this end, they are persistently improving their performance in the industry. Over the years, they have gained immense knowledge on how to match their strengths with unique efficiency. The company has a deep sense of purpose to excel and maintain their leadership position in the industry. Notably, National Steel Car has a large consumer base. The management of the company focuses on honoring their traditions and enhancing the manufacture of quality and reliable rail transport.
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