Who Is Gregory Aziz?

Chances are you have never heard of Gregory J. Aziz. But as one of the most successful CEO’s in the world, he is without a doubt someone you should pay attention to.

 

The Beginning

 

Gregory James Aziz was born in London, Ontario on April 30, 1949. He attended Ridley College and went on to the University of Western Ontario where he majored in economics.

 

In his early twenties Aziz decided to join Affiliated Foods, a wholesale food business owned by his family. Over the course of the next 16 years Affiliate Foods grew into one of the largest importers of fresh foods from Central America, South America and Europe.

 

In 1994, after working on a variety of different investment banking opportunities in the big apple, Greg Aziz was able to organize the purchase of National Steel Car from Dofasco.

 

When Aziz purchased National Steel Car in 1994 he had one big goal in mind. And that was to transform this once great Canadian company into the largest railroad freight car manufacturer in all of North America. Needless to say, he has succeeded.

 

By 1999, just 5 years after purchasing National Steel Car, Aziz was able to grow the company from 3,500 cars per year to 12,000 cars. During that same time employment also skyrocketed from 600 employees to 3,000.

 

This unprecedented growth was a direct result of Aziz tapping into the strong engineering capabilities that National Steel Car had to offer. Combine that with team building and a considerable amount of financial and human investment, and it’s easy to see how National Steel Car was able to grow at such a rapid pace. Go Here for more information.

 

Thanks to Aziz’s never-ending pursuit of engineering and manufacturing excellence, National Steel Car is now looked at as an industry leader when it comes to new car innovation.

 

A Company With A Heart

 

As Chairman, President & CEO of National Steel Car James Aziz is committed to the community in which the company resides.

 

Each year they sponsor various local charities including the United Way, the Hamilton Opera and the Salvation Army just to name a few. The company also holds an annual Christmas party for both its past and present employees and their families.

 

Greg and his wife Irene are also big supporters of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. To learn more about Gregory James Aziz and his many accomplishments.

 

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