Gregory James Aziz is the Chairman, President and the Chief Executive Officer of National Steel Car. The company is among the main railroad freight car engineering and manufacturing organizations. It is situated in Hamilton, Ontario. Mr. Greg also serves as the Chief Executive Officer at National Industries, Inc. He is also serving as the Chairman National Industries, Inc.
Greg J. Aziz was born in Ontario, London. He was born on April 30th, 1949. Greg James Aziz went to college at Ridley College. He then furthered his education and went to the University of Western Ontario to major in economics.
In the year 1971, Greg Aziz joined their family business, Affiliated Foods. During this time Affiliated Foods developed to a universal importer of fresh foods from South and Central America, and Europe. It also got distributions to the greater part of the major fresh-food-wholesale markets over the United States and in Eastern Canada.
Later in the late 1980s and early 1990s, James Aziz worked on investments banking opportunities in New York. After these, he went ahead to consolidate acquisition of National Steel Car from Dafasco. This was done in 1994. His goal is to transform the organization into North America’s driving railroad freight car producer. He was able to achieve this since, by 1999, the company could produce 12,000 cars from the previous 3500. The number of employees also increased from 600 employees to about 3000 employees. The expansion was as a result of an emphasis on the resilient engineering capabilities of the National Steel Car, team building and substantial human and capital investments.
National Steel Car drives the industry with innovations in new cars apart from creating a lot of new railroad freight car annually. This is as a result of its persistent pursuit of engineering and manufacturing excellence. It is the only firm that deals with railroad freight car, engineering, and manufacturing that is certified ISO 9001:2008. The firm, in 18 years, has held the honors through being recertified many times. It has been constantly been given the TTX SECO highest quality award since the year 1996.
The firm is very involved with the Hamilton community. It has contributed to many charitable projects including sponsoring the Theatre Aquarius, the Hamilton Opera, the United Way, and the Salvation Army, among others.
Greg together with his wife is involved in sponsoring. They fund the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair which is prominent in Canada.