Gregory James Aziz – President of National Steel Car

Gregory James Aziz is the president, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of National Steel Car. National Steel Car is the leading railroad freight car manufacturing worldwide. The company is based in Hamilton, Ontario. Gregory J Aziz was born in Ontario and managed to successfully complete his academic degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario. He served at Affiliated Foods in 1971, a company which is possessed by his family. Affiliated Foods is a food company that sells fresh food products in wholesale. By 1987, the company served as the leading importer in the world providing major fresh foods in wholesale markets across Eastern Canada and the United States of America. Moreover, the company also supplies its fresh food products across Central and South America and Europe.

James Aziz was searching for investment banking opportunities in New York from the late 1980s through early 1990s. He bought National Steel Car in 1994. Greg Aziz’s goal was to create the leading railroad freight car manufacturing industry in North America Region from the earlier prominent Canadian firm. He focused his attention strongly on developing team building abilities at National Steel Car. During his managerial role at National Steel Car, Greg James Aziz employed 2,400 staff and had increased the yearly production of cars from 3,500 to 12,000 by 1999. The firm’s engineering, innovation, and excellence in manufacturing resulted in its railroad cars being voted in North America as the ones who have manufactured railroad freight cars with the highest quality for 18 years in succession.

James Aziz is devoted to the people living in Hamilton, Ontario. As the fortune of National Steel Car expanded, he has voluntarily given to the community to help them improve their living standards.

Moreover, National Steel Car funds a wide variety of nonprofit and social organizations including Theatre Aquarius, Hamilton Opera, and the United Way. The company has also sponsored the Salvation Army and many other local charitable organizations. The company, together with thousands of its past and present staff participate in the firm’s Christmas Party which is held annually. The workers also attend to major food drives arranged by the company for town food banks.

Greg James Aziz and his wife, Irene are Royal Agricultural Winter Fair benefactors. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the most celebrated agricultural fair held in Canada. James Aziz has worked for National Steel Car for over 23 years. He has been responsible for the company’s transformation with an image for producing railroad freight car that is of the highest quality, and most innovative in North America. Greg Aziz has not only succeeded but has also done his very best to aid in the improvement of the people’s quality of life living in Hamilton.