Born in Hamilton, Ontario on 30th April 1949, Gregory James Aziz was yet to fathom the greatness awaited him. He studied at Ridley College, eventually majoring in Economics at Western University. In his early life, he joined his family wholesale food business, Affiliated Foods, which has now become a worldwide food importer from Europe and a major distributor in Canada and the United States.
James Aziz’s passion was worlds apart from the food business as so in 1994 he was able to purchase National Steel Car (founded in 1912) from Dofasco, becoming its Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman. With him was the vision of transforming this company into a leading railroad freight car manufacturing company. The exemplary leadership skills possessed by Greg Aziz were well evidenced in the company’s numbers. With a production rate of 3,500 cars per year at the time of acquisition, this improved to a rate of 12,000 per year under his helm in just five years. The employment rate also rose by over 400% from 600 to 3,000 employees in the same amount of time. Read More Information Here.
Over time, National Steel Car (located in Hamilton, Ontario) has transformed into a leading railroad freight car engineering and manufacturing company under the leadership of Greg James Aziz. The company’s ability to avoid dwelling in its past glories has allowed it to focus all its energy towards the constant pursuit of excellence. It is also able to meet customers’ needs to the point of exceeding their expectations improving the client-service provider relationship.
National Steel Car under Gregory J Aziz has also managed to consistently scoop the annual TTX SECO award for more than a decade now since 1996. The company is also big on giving back to the community as a way of contributing to development. From sponsoring Theatre Aquarius to the Hamilton Opera, the United Way, and the Salvation Army, the company knows how to go all the way out in this course. Provision of thousands of well-paying employment opportunities for the residents of Southern Ontario is by far the most significant action that the company has done to give back. Together with his wife Irene, he also sponsors Canada’s most prominent agricultural fair, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
Consistently citing the pillar of National Steel Car’s success to be the people, Greg Aziz is undoubtedly proud of the center of excellence that they have built by working together.
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