Gregory James Aziz is the president, CEO, and chairman of National Steel Car, a renowned “railroad freight car engineering and manufacturing firm” situated in Hamilton, Ontario. Gregory Aziz grew up in London on April 1949 and studied at Ridley College before going for further studies at the “University of Western Ontario”.
Greg’s Professional Profile
In 1971, Greg Aziz joined his family’s wholesale food trade, Affiliated Foods, and the firm grew within a span of 16 years to become an international dealer in fresh foods from South and Central America, and Europe. The company also dealt with distributing fresh food to markets across U.S.A. and Eastern Canada. After working for several banking opportunities in New York between 1980and 1990, Greg invested in the “National Steel Car” which belonged to Dofasco. Greg’s goal was to turn this Canadian company into the leading railroad freight car dealer in North America. Capitalizing on National Steel Car’s strong team building, engineering, and capital investment, James Aziz was able to expand the company’s manufacturing capacity from over 3,000 cars a year to 12,000 cars in 1999. Employment also grew from a work force of 600 to a staff of almost 3,000.
Greg James Aziz has shown great commitment to manufacturing and engineering excellence which as a result has caused the National Steel Car to be among the leaders in car innovation. Currently, National Steel Car is the only freight car, manufacturing and engineering company in North America that is certified ISO 9001:2008, and has had this honor for the past 18 years. The firm has also been honored consistently with the TTX SECO highest award since 1996. Visit This Page.
History of National Steel Car
National Steel Car has come from humble beginnings. The company was formed by Sir John Gibson, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario at that time. He first named the firm “Imperial Car Company“. He later renamed it “The National Steel Car Company”. From the first day to the time the first steel and wood freight cars were rolling from the production line more than 100 years ago, National Steel Car has been renowned as a leading freight car manufacturer in North America.
The National Steel Car Company is also recognized for its philanthropic activities. The firm has sponsored the Hamilton Opera, Theatre Aquarius, The Salvation Army, The United Way, and many other charities. One of the notable rewards that National Steel Car has received since its establishment is a gold medal from the “Canadian Welders Conferences”. This medal was given to recognize the company’s paper focusing on “Heat Input and Arc Energy”. Another popular medal that has been awarded to the firm is the “Outstanding Technical Achievement Award”.