Gregory James Aziz The Brain Behind National Steel Cars

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1Since January 1994, Greg James Aziz has been the Chairman, President and Chief Executive of National Steel Car a company located in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. He acquired the company from Dofasco in 1994.Founded in 1912, it has grown to become the top North America’s railroad freight car maker thanks to the leadership of James Aziz. The 68 years old was born in Ontario London and enrolled at Ridley College before joining Western University where he studied Economics. After James Aziz was through with his education, he entered the family’s family business which involved the importation of fresh foods. This was in 1971, and Gregory J Aziz helped the company grow to a top fresh foods importer from Central and South America and also European markets and distribute across the United States and Canada markets.

 

 

Greg James Aziz moved to New York in the 1980s where he went to take on a variety of roles in banking. It’s while working here that he purchased National Steel Car in 1994 from Dofasco with an aiming of restoring the glory of the company which was already faded to its former status and grow it to the leading North America’s top railroad freight car company. Gregory J Aziz provided the human and capital investment and also emphasize the company’s excellent engineering capacity and team building which the company required to expand its manufacturing capacity. Through those of James Aziz, efforts, the company in just five years increased its annual production capability to 12,000 freight cars from 3,500. Also, the company’s staff grew to 3,000 workers from 600.On top of that, Gregory James Aziz has led the National Steel Car Company to be the only railroad freight car maker to have the ISO 9001:2008 certification for the last 18 years through many recertification rounds. The company is also only to be awarded the best quality award TTX SECO since 1996.

 

 

Gregory J Aziz is also a philanthropist, and his National Steel Company commits to Hamilton community through sponsoring the Salvation Army, Theatre Aquarius, the United Way, Hamilton Opera to name just but a few. Additionally, every year, thousands of current and former employees of National Steel Car take part in the company’s annual food drive for Hamilton food banks and also attend the company’s annual Christmas party. James Aziz and his wife are the sponsors of the most significant agricultural fair called Royal Winter fair. Visit This Page for related information.

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