Gregory James Aziz was born in London, Ontario on April 30, 1949. He spent most of his early life in Ontario, Canada and attended Ridley College, as well as the University of Western Ontario where he majored in Economics. After graduating, Greg worked for Affiliated Foods, a business owned by his family. Mr. Aziz joined the company in 1971 and helped the business grow for over sixteen years. Affiliated Foods started to import foods Europe and Central and South America for distribution to the major wholesale markets of the United States and Canada.
In the late 80’s, Mr. Aziz traveled to New York to work several investment opportunities. It was during this time that Greg was able to facilitate the purchase of National Steel Car, Inc from Dofasco. The purchase was completed in 1994.
National Steel Car was once a leading manufacturer of railroad freight cars. The company had declined considerably when Mr. Aziz purchased it. Greg wanted to transform the company and return it to its former glory. He built upon the engineering capabilities, built a formidable team of employees and invested a considerable amount of capital. With these improvements and the determination of Greg Aziz, National Steel Car’s production grew from 3,500 cars per year to 12,000 cars by 1999. Employment grew from 600 to 3,000. In a mere five years, Mr Aziz turned a failing company into an engineering and manufacturing powerhouse.
National Steel Car’s new car innovation is what makes it an industry leader. The company has also received ISO 900I:2008 certification and is the only railroad freight car engineering and manufacturing company to do so for over eighteen years. National Steel Car has also been awarded with the TTX SECO highest quality award every year since 1996.
Gregory James Aziz has been highly successful but remains grounded and actively gives back to the Hamilton community. National Steel Company proudly sponsors Theatre Aquarius, Hamilton Opera, The United Way, the Salvation Army and other local charities. The company hosts an employee Christmas Party every year and organizes a major food drive to benefit local food banks. Greg and wife, Irene proudly sponsor the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
Gregory J Aziz’s success as a businessman warrants recognition by itself but his dedication to the people of Hamilton and his employees is equally impressive. It has become increasingly rare for high-profile CEOs to remember the contributions their employees and community members make to their company. Mr Aziz has proved his extraordinary business skills by facilitating the evolution and expansion of two separate companies and charitable works prove his strength of character. Mr Aziz has proved his extraordinary business skills by facilitating the evolution and expansion of two separate companies and his charitable works prove his strength of character. Mr Aziz and National Steel Car will surely continue their innovations and remain at the top of their industry for years to come! Visit This Web Page For more information.