Gregory Aziz, Business Owner and Community Leader

Mr. Gregory James Aziz is the chief financial officer, president and chairman of National Steel Car. Greg Aziz not only holds high ranking positions with National Steel Car but he also is a chairman and chief executive officer at National Industries, Inc. National Steel Car is a global leader in engineering railroad freight cars. Located in Hamilton Ontario Canada, National Steel Car was founded over 100 years ago in 1912 and is recognized for their commitment to quality by designing and manufacturing freight cars that exceed the expectations of their industry customers.

 

Greg James Aziz acquired his education from Ridley College and then went on to major in economics at the University of Western Ontario. Gregory J Aziz was born in London Ontario in April of 1949. After graduation Greg began working with Affiliated Foods in 1971. Affiliated Foods was his family’s business and during his employment it grew to become a worldwide importer of fresh food. Affiliated Foods distributed fresh foods to major food markets across Canada and the United States. Throughout the late 1980’s and early 1990’s Greg was working on some business deals in New York City and was able to purchase National Steel Car in 1994. Greg’s goal was to expand National Steel Car from a well-known Canadian freight car company to a worldwide recognized manufacturer. Learn more Here.

 

With a goal in place Greg set out to start his company’s expansion. Within 5 years he was able to expand production in manufacturing from three thousand five hundred rail cars yearly to an impressive twelve thousand manufactured rail cars yearly by 1999. In addition to the mass freight car production expansion Greg was able to increase employees from six hundred when he purchased the company to about three thousand five years later.

For the past 18 years National Steel Car has held the ISO 9001:2008 certification. They have also been continuously awarded the TTX SECO highest quality award for the past 16 consecutive years. Greg and his wife enjoy giving back to their community. They make donations towards Hamilton Ontario by sponsoring the yearly Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Additionally, Greg hosts a yearly food drive at national Steel Car to help stock the area food banks and he sponsors the Hamilton Opera, The Salvation Army, The Hamilton Way and other local charities. He takes pride in helping to better the community his business and workers reside in.

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