Businessman Gregory James Aziz is a native of London, Ontario. He is also a beloved figure in Hamilton, Ontario because he has been able to return one of Canada’s best known and most respected companies to its former glory. That company is National Steel Car. Greg Aziz is now the company’s chairman, president and CEO. During the 23 years he has been in charge of the company he has helped to make it one of the top railroad freight car manufacturing and engineering companies in the world. Aziz has also helped to improve the quality of life for countless Hamilton, Ontario residents.
Educated at Ridley College, Gregory J Aziz went on to graduate from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in economics. In 1971 he joined Affiliated Foods, a wholesale food company owned by his family. During the 16 years he spent there, Affiliated Foods became a top fresh food importer from Central and South America and Europe. The company sold its products wholesale to markets throughout Eastern Canada and the United States. In 1994, he was able to get the financing he needed to buy National Steel car from its owners Dofasco.
Greg Aziz then began rebuilding the once great Canadian company to its former glory. Using its excellent manufacturing capability, he increased its annual production 3,500 cars to 12,000 by 1999. He also increased the workforce from 600 to 3,000 during the same period. Through team building, vast capital investment, innovation and the relentless pursuit of the best manufacturing and engineering practices, National Steel Car was gradually transformed into North America’s top railroad freight car production company.
For 18 years the company has been certified ISO 9001:2008. Since 1996 it has consistently received TTX SECO highest award for quality. Plus, Gregory Aziz has been committed to improving the Hamilton community as well. He has made generous donations to the local chapters of the Salvation Army and the United Way along with the Hamilton Opera, Theatre Aquarius and countless other local charities. Each year thousands of National Steel Car employees participate in the company’s food drive which benefits the local food banks. Greg Aziz and Irene, his wife also sponsors one of Canada’s top agricultural fairs, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
This commitment to the 100-year-old National Steel Car and the Hamilton, Ontario community has made Gregory Aziz, a beloved member of the community. Visit This Webpage For more information.