Gregory Aziz began from humble beginnings and slowly rose to become a notable CEO. Presently, Aziz is the Chief Executive Officer and President of National Steel Car. Headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, National Steel Car is Canada’s largest freight car manufacturer. The company was founded in 1912 by John Gibson alongside other investors. Within no time, National Steel Car grew and started receiving orders from major rail firms such as the Canadian Northern Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway. National Steel Car’s business has been booming since its inception especially during World War II. It was in 1994 that James Aziz took over the firm as the Chairman and President.
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Born on April 30, 1949, Greg Aziz attended the Ridley College and later moved to study at the University of Western Ontario majoring in economics. Upon graduation, Gregory joined Affiliated Foods where he gained vast business experience. During Greg Aziz’s tenure at Affiliated Foods, the firm grew to become a leading importer and exporter of fresh foods.
Gregory James Aziz later joined the banking industry where he worked for a decade. In the early 90s, Greg Aziz grew a desire to grow National Steel Car into a great railroad freight manufacturer. Not long after that, in 1994, Greg Aziz acquired National Steel Car from Dofasco.
Evidently, his vision for National Steel Car has been achieved. Since he took over as the Chief Executive Officer, the firm has grown tremendously. Within his first 5 years, National Steel Car grew its manufacturing capability to 12000 cars per annum. This is up from the previous 3500 per annum. He achieved this through team-building and giving emphasis to the engineering capabilities of both the employees and the entire firm.
Since Greg James Aziz took over, National Steel Car has received numerous awards due to its excellent job. Gregory James Aziz is not only a successful CEO but a philanthropist as well. Together with his wife Irene, they sponsor the Royal Agricultural Fair, which is the biggest agricultural show in Canada. Undoubtedly, Greg Aziz will help grow National Steel Car even more.