Gregory J Aziz is an astute investor and a well-known business executive. With an education background in economics, Greg Aziz has had over two decades experience in the top of business management. Currently, Gregory Aziz is the Chairman and CEO of National Steel Car. He has been able to portray his management ability and leadership skills when he marshaled employees to turn around National Steel Car. He commands such loyalty and support from his team as well as from his customers. Therefore, his focus and that of National Steel Car has been to build the best and be the America’s leader in the manufacturing of railcar.
Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, Gregory J Aziz studied at Ridley College for his first degree. Later, he earned his second degree in economics from the Western University. In early 1970’s, Greg Aziz was offered a job at his family business, Affiliated Foods Inc. The enterprise dealt with wholesaling of fresh food in the United States. Over the years the Affiliated Foods flourished in the global market and dominated in the US and Eastern Canada. The company sourced most of its produce from Europe, South, and Central America. See This Article for related information.
In 1980’s, Greg Aziz moved to New York in search of more investment opportunities. In 1994, Greg Aziz had an entrepreneurial breakthrough when he successfully negotiated a deal with Dofasco Company to purchase National Steel Car. His mission was turning the company around into one of the best manufacturers of railroad freight cars and their components in America as well as globally. As the CEO, Gregory J Aziz has for the last 24 years steered the company to excellence in engineering and the greatest producer in the rail industry.
Based in Hilton, National Steel Car quest to be the best in the market has seen it invest heavily in innovation and manufacturing plant. It has increased its production from annual production of 3,500 cars per year in 1994 to over 12,000 by 1999. It has achieved this by being giving priorities to its clients and building a healthy relationship with all its stakeholders. Also, the company has raised the number of its employees by five times in the same period.
As the only railcar company in North America to be ISO certified, National Steel Car has also been consistently honored with the TTX SECO annual award. The company has continued to support projects in the Hamilton community. Some of these programs include sponsoring of Theatre Aquarius, the United Way, the Salvation Army, and the Hamilton Opera among others.