Gregory James Aziz is an outstanding entrepreneur who is greatly appreciated to his business skills that helped in transforming National Steel Car into one of North America’s leading manufacturers. He has owned the firm for the past two decades and also served as its CEO and President. National Steel Car has grown to become a leader in the railroad freight cars manufacturing business. The company has established its factory in Hamilton, Ontario. James Aziz is an economics degree holder from the University of Ontario.
Aziz’s family are business people, and they own a company that is known as Affiliate Foods. The firm has specialized in importing and wholesaling fresh foods. Greg J. Aziz started working for it as soon as he completed his studies and was later promoted to serve as its head. He led the business for 16 years and grew it into a global importer. Most of its foods were sourced from Europe, South Africa, and South America. Affiliate Foods had established a clients’ base in Eastern Canada and the United States.
The businessman’s passion for investment banking made him quit his job at the firm and relocate to New York in the 1980s. He noticed the potential in National Steel Car and decided to acquire it in 1994. Gregory Aziz immediately started working towards making the railroad freight car business a top company in the region. He has put together talented engineers and who have developed the best vehicles in the market. Aziz has excellent business skills, and he spent five years to increase the productivity of the business to 12,000 vehicles from the initial 3,500. The firm had 600 employees when he joined it, and they have currently increased to 3000.
Gregory J. Aziz is devoted to making sure that all railroad freight cars that are manufactured by this company use the best technology. The excellent standards of National Steel Car enabled it to earn ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company has been North America’s leading railroad freight vehicles manufacturer for about 18 years. In 1996, it was honored by TTX SECO for offering high-quality products to the market. Aziz is currently determined to ensure that National Steel Car penetrates the international market.
Aziz has participated in charity activities in different ways. He has funded Hamilton-based organizations such as Royal Agriculture Winter Fair, Theatre Aquarius, Theatre Aquarius, the Hamilton Opera, and the United Way. His company welcomes its employees for Christmas parties annually.