Gregory James Aziz, a businessman, is the President, CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and Chairman of National Steel Car. The company is leading the way in rail freight car manufacturing and engineering companies in the world. Located in Hamilton, Ontario, National Steel Car has more than 100 years of excellence in the industry and is committed to quality.
Aziz’s education includes attending Ridley College and he was an economics major at the University of Western Ontario. He joined the family business after college and took on the family operated company, Affiliated Foods in 1971. The company expanded over the next 16 years and became a leading importer of fresh foods. After the food business, he took on several investment banking opportunities from the late 1980’s through the early 1990’s. Greg Aziz organized the National Steel Car purchase from Dofasco in 1994 and the goal was take the once great, but foundering company to greatness once again.
Under Greg Aziz’s leadership, the company invested in the staff through team building measures. The company was able to expand its capabilities from 3,500 freight cars per year to more than 12,000 freight cars per year. The staff also grew from 600 employees to almost 3,000. The company is the only freight car engineering and manufacturing company that is certified and has maintained the designation for more than 18 years.
Another part of the success of the company, according to Gregory Aziz is to also raise the bar to make sure the company focus stays strong. It is important to always have an efficient system in place and remain true to the core values that have brought success. It is also essential to maintain a high level of trust with the customers and provide on time delivery every time without fail.
Greg Aziz is committed to his community and he has inspired such commitment within the National Steel Car team and their families. It is important to support programs that offer a way to strengthen neighborhoods and communities and help others find a better way of life and enhance quality of life.
The company and Aziz works with the Salvation Army, United Way and the Theatre Aquarius. The company also supports food drives for local food banks and members serve as board members for several local organizations. Gregory J. Aziz and his wife Irene sponsor and participate in the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair each year. It is one of Canada’s most prominent and popular agricultural fair. Visit This Web Page for more information.