Gregory James Aziz is currently the CEO at National Steel Car (located in Hamilton, Ontario) dealing in engineering and manufacturing of leading railroad freight cars in North America. At National Steel Car, Greg Aziz is also the chairman and president of the board. Before joining the company, Greg J Aziz worked at other companies, starting out at his family’s business, Affiliated Foods, a leading importer of fresh foods from Europe and Central and South America. After working here for 16 years, he undertook several investment ad banking opportunities in New York before purchasing National Steel Car from Dofasco.
Achievements at National Steel Car
Since he purchased the business, he has steered the company towards unrivaled economic growth and has also increased the number of staff at the company. His focus at the firm has been in engineering capabilities, making it the leading company in railroad freight cars in the region. His leadership has also seen the company increase its production from 3,500 to over 12,000 freight cars annually. Additionally, Gregory has focused his efforts on team-building and human and capital investment, which has seen the firm increase from 600 to thousands of employees. Not only has he increased the staff and production of the company, Greg Aziz has also seen National Steel Car through the process of ISO 9001:2008 certification for more than 18 years, making it the only company in North America dealing in railroad freight car engineering and manufacturing to receive such honors. This is, however, not the only honors bestowed on the company. National Steel Car has also received the TTX SECO highest quality award consistently from 1996.Click Here For Related Article
Contribution to the Community
During his tenure at the helm of National Steel Car, James Aziz has not only worked on being a leader in the industry in terms of quality and production, but he has also ensured that the company gives back to the community it operates in by engaging in philanthropy work. In the Hamilton Community, the company has supported several local charities, the Hamilton Opera, the Salvation Army, the United Way and Theatre Aquarius. Gregory J Aziz is also sponsors the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair held in Canada annually. All these causes show the commitment of Greg James Aziz to not only making it in business, but also to making the world a better place than he found it. He also contributes to his community by conducting food drives for local food banks. James Aziz additionally fosters a sense of community for both current and former National Steel Car employees by preparing an annual company Christmas party for them and their family members.