Gregory James Aziz is the reputed President, Chairman and CEO of National Steel Car. He is from London, Ontario, Canada. His educational upbringing brought him to Ridgely College and to the Western Ontario University where he completed his Economics Degree.
Upon the completion of his studies at the university, Greg James Aziz decided to serve with his family’s food business, Affiliated Foods. The food company is engaged in the import of wholesale food products from countries located in Europe, Central America and South America. Their family business expanded and in the course of 16 years it became an international importer of fresh food that it distributes to major wholesale food retailers within Eastern Canada, and across the United States.
From the family business, Greg James Aziz went to New York City where he was employed by numerous financial investment banks. He stayed in the city from the later part of the 1980s to the early part of the 1990s. When 1994 came, he found a way to acquire National Steel Car from Dofasco, with the goal of making the said company the best rail and freight car developer and manufacturer in North America. Click Here for more information.
Before National Steel Car came into the possession of Greg Aziz, it was considered as one of the most lucrative railroad car manufacturing firm after it was established in 1912 formerly as Imperial Steel Car. The large number of orders it had was beyond what its original investors anticipated. However, when the economic depression struck in the 1930s, National Steel Car’s ability to secure orders, diversify, and deliver was affected leading to its financial decline.
After purchasing the company from Dofasco in 1994 and despite its available excellent engineering capabilities Greg Aziz still needed to add more funds and workers to increase the company’s production yield since it was only able to finish 3,500 cars on an annual basis. After much perseverance and unequalled team work National Steel Car was able to increase production by 1999 to 12,000 cars yearly and maintained and exceeded that for the subsequent years. The number of employees similarly grew from around 600 to 3,000 by the end of the same period.
Greg Aziz said that the pillars of his company are the employees who continuously work hard to maintain the company’s standard of excellence. Despite his continuing success, James Aziz never fails to regularly sponsor and give to the local charity drives in Hamilton.
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