Gregory James Aziz is the CEO, Chairman and the President of National Steel car which is a leading railroad freight automobile engineering and manufacturing companies in the world and is located in Hamilton in Ontario.
Gregory Aziz was born in London in Ontario on 30th April 1949, and he received his education at Ridley College and later went to University of Western Ontario where he majored in Economics. By joining his family in wholesale food business known as Affiliated Foods in 1971, the company expanded for over 16 years to be a global fresh foods importer from South America, Europe and Central America with distribution to the major wholesale markets for fresh foods across Eastern Canada and the United States. See More Information Here.
After Greg Aziz worked in various investment banking opportunities located in New York in the early 1990s and late 1980s, he was able to organize and buy the National Steel Car from the Dofasco in 1994, with a sole goal of transforming this once huge Canadian company into a leading freight automobile manufacturer in North America. Emphasizing the team building, strong engineering capabilities, and through considerable capital and human investment of National Steel company, the company grew its capabilities in manufacturing from just 3,500 cars annually at the purchase time to 12,000 cars by 1999. Over the same period, employment grew from almost 600 to almost 3000.
Currently, thanks to the company’s relentless pursuit of manufacturing and engineering excellence, National Steel is in the forefront of the industry in new car innovation, while creating thousands of brand new railroad freight cars every year. National Steel car is the only railroad freight car manufacturing, and engineering company certified 9001:2008 in North America and had held this honor for the past 18 years through various rounds of re-certification. Since 1996, the firm has been in a consistent manner been honored with high-quality award known as TTX SECO.
National Steel Car is highly dedicated to the Hamilton community, and it has sponsored, the Salvation Army, the United Way, the Hamilton Opera, Theater Aquarius and various other local charities. Both the present and past thousands of employees and their children attend the National Steel Car party of Christmas every year and take place in the food drive for the local food banks of the company. Greg together with his wife Irene are the sponsors of the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair which is the most famous agriculture fair in Canada.
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