Gregory James Aziz is the current Chief Executive Officer of National Industries, Inc. Other than that, he is also the serving as the chief executive officer of National Steel Car Limited. Based in Hamilton, Ontario, National Steel Car is currently the most popular and largest railroad freight car engineering and manufacturing company. The company has had over 100 years of success in engineering and manufacturing being dynamic, innovative, diverse and value-driven among other outstanding qualities.
Mr. Greg Aziz was born and raised in London. In his college period, he went to Ridley College, and after this, he was fortunate enough to attend The University of Western Ontario. At the university, he specialized in economics. Aziz’s business skills manifested themselves when he first joined his family business in 1971. The business was involved in the food industry where they supplied food to retailers in wholesale. With his skills in business, Greg Aziz was able to convert the business into a worldwide importer of fresh foods from various countries. His impact on the family business was evidently seen as it grew significantly distributing fresh food at wholesale prices in across Canada and America.
James Aziz had a clear vision of making big business strides and in the late 1980s, after he had worked in banking related jobs in New York; he was successfully able to purchase the National Steel car from Dofasco in 1994. He had a personal aim of converting this company from Canada into an American best railroad freight car manufacturer. This was most definitely achieved in a short time as the company recorded improvements the engineering capabilities, capital and human investments and not to mention the immense team-building. By this growth, National Steel Car was able to expand its manufacturing capability from 3,500 cars per year to 12,000 cars per year by 1999. Employment also increased from estimated 600 to approximately 3,000.
To show its commitment towards improving the community, Greg Aziz has ensured that National Steel car plays a key role contributed to the society. For instance, the company has sponsored the Hamilton Opera, the Salvation Army, Theatre Aquarius just to mention but a few. Today the National Steel Car is accredited ISO 9001:2008. Under the undeniably capable leadership of Greg, the company has also received consistent honor with TTX SECO since 1996. Personally, Greg and his wife, Irene, have contributed to the society by sponsoring the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair which is Canada’s most executive agricultural fair.
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