CONTRIBUTIONS OF GREGORY AZIZ TO THE NATIONAL STEEL COMPANY

Gregory J Aziz Background

Greg Aziz was born on April 30, 1949, in London. He attended Ridley College and later joined the University of Ontario where he majored in Economics. In 1971, he joined his family at their wholesale food business called Affiliated Foods. Over sixteen years, Affiliated Foods grew becoming an international importer of fresh food from South and Central America and Europe. The Affiliated foods distribution expanded to various prime fresh foods wholesale markets in Eastern Canada and all over the United States.

 

Greg James Aziz at the National Steel Car

James Aziz worked in New York in late 1980s and early 1990s in a number of investment banking opportunities. In 1994, he was able to organize the buying of National Steel Car that was owned by Dofasco. This company is located in Hamilton, Ontario. Greg main goal during the purchase was to make the National Steel Company a North America leader in rail freight car manufacturer. He focused his attention on human and capital investment, engineering capabilities and team building that resulted to the company expanding its capability in manufacturing.

 

The manufacturing capability rose to 12,000 cars by 1999 compared to the initial of 3,500 cars per year. Employment grew from 600 to close to 3,000. Gregory J Aziz serves as the Chief Executive Officer, President, and chairperson of the company. The constant pursuit of manufacturing and engineering excellence and keen listening to the voice of the customer has led to National Steel Company becoming a leader in the new car innovation industry. Each year it continues to build thousands of new railroad freight.

 

National Steel Car is ISO 9001:2008 certified and as the sole railroad freight company in the North America holding such a certification. This company has since 1996 honored with the quality award, TTX SECO consistently. It has continued to upgrade their technology to increase productivity and safety and contribute to North America environment footprint.

 

Greg Aziz on charity

1Through National Steel Car Gregory J Aziz is involved in charitable work. The company has sponsored local charities in Hamilton community such as the Hamilton Opera, the Salvation Army, Theatre Aquinas, United Way and others. Each year thousands of employees in the company attend the Christmas Party organized by the National Steel Company together with their spouses and children. They also participate in the company food drive to the local food banks. Gregory Aziz and his wife sponsor the Winter Fair Royal Agricultural an agricultural fair in Canada. Read This for additional information.

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