Gregory James Aziz a renowned businessman who also serves as the President and CEO of National Steel Car company. He also acts as the Chairman of the company. Based in Hamilton, Ontario, the company has grown to become one of the leading manufacturers of freight cars in the world.
Greg James Aziz was born on 30th April, 1949 in London, Ontario. James Aziz completed his college studies at Ridley College before joining the University of Western Ontario for his bachelor’s degree in economics. In 1971, he joined Affiliated Foods, a fresh foods company founded by his family. After 16 years of service at the company, Affiliated Foods had expanded its market to various parts of the world, including Europe, South America, Central America, Eastern Canada, and the United States.
Later on in 1980s, Greg Aziz moved to New York in search of investment banking market. His acquisition of the National Steel Car occurred in 1994. This was a milestone towards achieving his dream of establishing one of the leading manufacturers of freight cars. His main focus was to serve the market in North America. To achieve this, James Aziz spearheaded the establishment of a well-trained team of engineering experts at the company. Under his able leadership, the company’s yearly manufacturing ability expanded from 3500 to 12,000 cars by 1999. Over the same period, the company’s workforce increased from 600 to about 3,000.
As of 2017, National Steel Car is the leader of new car innovation in the market, and it is the only existing railroad freight car manufacturer in North America. Certified by ISO in 2008, the company has continuously received TTX SECO awards for producing high quality cars. Get More Info Here.
National Steel Car has given back to Hamilton communities through various ways, including sponsoring charity works. Some of the charities that have received sponsorship from the company include the Hamilton Opera, Theatre Aquarius, the Salvation Army, and the United Way. The company holds a Christmas party every year for its previous and current staff, including their families. Together with his wife Irene, James Aziz gives back to the community by sponsoring the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, which is one of the highly cherished agricultural events in Canada.
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