His passion for cars and freight led him to become the President and the owner of one of the leading car manufacturing industries. Gregory James Aziz is the President and the Chief Executive Officer of National Steel Car a leader in the car engineering as well as development. The organization’s Head Offices are located in Hamilton, Ontario. Mr. Aziz was born in London on April 30, 1949. After his High School, Greg joined Ridley College before joining the University of Western Ontario to pursue his degree in Economics. Mr. Greg is not an engineer. Instead, he has developed a passion in the sector, and he has followed his love to the later.
In 1971, the economist comes car lover began his career working in a family business which is a food company. The Affiliated Foods has been experiencing tremendous expansion, and with over the years, it has grown to be an international importer of fresh foods delivering their products and services to Europe, South and Central America. The food company also distributes their products to wholesale markets in Canada and the United States. Greg Aziz later joined the financial sector working for several banking and financial institutions in early 80’s and late 90’s. During his career in the banking industry, Greg had an opportunity to organize for the purchase of National Steel Company in 1994. The
car manufacturing company was referred to as Dofasco. Mr. Gregory took over the management of the group, and he was determined to change the face as well as the profitability of the firm.
The car group experienced a tremendous turn around after James Aziz took over the firm. He was devoted to change the engineering competence of the company as well as their team building. It is no doubt that Aziz changed the business, National Steel company increased their manufacturing capability, and it is now manufacturing 12000 cars per year compared to the number it was previously manufacturing of 3500 per year. They have also created more employment opportunities, and their staff number has grown from 600 to 3000. Through his management, National Steel is ISO Certified. Gregory J Aziz is a leader who since he began his career both in the car industry and the banking and financial industry, has been showing positive leadership character and he led his car manufacturing organization into winning awards. From 1996 the firm has won several awards. Aziz and his wife Irene also participate in the community development activities such as Hamilton Opera, the United Way, and the Salvation Army.