Gregory James Aziz`s business journey

Gregory James Aziz is the President, CEO, and chairman of the National Steel Car a global leader in the manufacture of rail road freight car located in Hamilton Ontario. He was born on April 30th, 1949 in London Ontario. He has a good education background that was crowned at the Ridley College after which he proceeded to the University of Western Ontario where he majored in economics.

In 1971 upon completing school, Gregory J Aziz joined Affiliated Foods their family business that had an interest in the wholesale food business. In his time in the company, it took only 16 years for it to position itself as one of the leading importers of fresh foods from Europe, South and Central America which they distributed to major fresh foods wholesalers across the USA and Canada.

This made Greg Aziz a renowned Business man across the globe enabling him to work on several banking opportunities on investment in the New York. In early 1990 Greg managed to organize and purchase the national steel car company from Dofasco. His aim was to transform the once prominent Canadian company to become one of the leading North Americas rail road car manufacturer.

Following the excellent engineering capabilities and massive capital and human investment, James Aziz was more than confident that the outcome of the just purchased firm would double in no time. Faithful to his thoughts, within five years the company was able to produce 12000 cars from the initial 3500 he as well increased the workers base from 600 during purchase to a whopping 3000 during the same span.

Today, the National Steel car is a real definition of Gregory`s business acumen. The company is a leader in the innovation of new car models, and annually build thousands of reliable, cheap and long lasting rail road freight cars. The Company is the only rail Road freight car manufacturing company in North America which is ISO certified 9001:2008 and is a proud holder of this honor for the last 18 years thanks to the numerous recertification rounds. More to that, the company has also been honored severally with a TTX SECO high-quality accolade since 1996.

Like most other companies, National steel is also focused on giving back to the society. It is very focused on the Hamilton community and has played key roles in sponsoring

Theatre Aquarius, the united way, Salvation Army, among other charity organizations. The company also organizes an annual Christmas celebration for all its employees and family as they participate in some of the company`s key food drives.

Greg J Aziz in collaboration with his wife is principal sponsors of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair one of the UK`S leading agricultural fair.

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