Born in London Ontario on 30th April 1949 goes a long way in tracing the humble beginning of Gregory James Aziz. He attended Ridley College and later to the University of Western Ontario where he pursued Economics. Coming from a family that dealt with wholesale food business, Gregory worked with the family wholeheartedly, and after 16 years of its operation, it scaled up to become an international importer of fresh food, purchasing them from South, Central America, and from Europe. It delivers to the other leading fresh food markets in the US and Eastern parts of Canada.
Gregory J. Aziz also worked on myriads of banking investments work in the late 1980s till early 90s. He later decided to acquire the National Steel Car from Dofasco in the year 1994. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer, and his long-term vision was to remodel the company into a leading railroad freight car builder in North America.
James Aziz has always focused on top notch competencies in the field of engineering, carried out team building, and has put considerable effort into human and capital investment. Out of these efforts, the company has expanded its manufacturing potential from previous 3500 cars per year at the time of purchase to 1200 cars by the year 2009. Employment increased to 3000 from its previous size of 600.
The company considers both engineering and manufacturing brilliance to propagate it to be the leading national steel car industry. The industry has been recognized for its high-quality standards, bagging the TTX SECO award, since the year 1996 and being the only railcar company with certified ISO 9001:2008 in North America. To its constant devotion, strict adherence to the core values and actively focusing on its suppliers, staffs, and customers are the reason behind the company’s success for many years. Loyalty, integrity, and trust are what the company takes pride in the most. Click Here for more of Aziz.
National steel car is devoted to the Hamilton community and has supported Aquarius, the Hamilton musical, the United Way, the Salvation Army and other regional organizations. Thousands of workers, both previous and current with their children, go to the National Steel Car Christmas celebration every year and take part in the company’s crucial food drive for regional food banks.
Aziz and his partner Irene fund one of the most notable Canada’s agricultural activities known as the Royal Agricultural Winter event.