Gregory James Aziz is the current chairman of the National Steel Car, an elite company in the production and manufacturing of railroad freight cars in North America. Gregory James Aziz has been in charge of the enterprise since the year 1994.Gregory Aziz was born in Ontario London. He studied at the Ridley College at St. Catharine Ontario. Gregory James then went to the University of Western Ontario where Greg majored in Economics.
After his studies, he joined his family business which dealt in wholesale foods in 1971. The company later became one of Europe’s largest food exporters to the whole world. Gregory then moved to New York where he worked in several investment enterprises in the late1980’s and early 1990’s. He later organized the purchase of the National Steel Car from the then parent company Dofasco, a steel company in 1994. His goal after this purchase was to restore the company to North America’s top railroad freight car manufacturer.
When he took over, he worked to improve the company’s engineering and also pushed for teamwork through human and capital investment. The company’s net production grew by over 110% from producing 3500 cars to 12000 cars by 1999. This improved job opportunities from 600 to 3000. Greg Aziz’s success is because of the trust and teamwork he promotes among his employees. Business writer Cooper Daniels described him as a humble leader.
The National Steel Car Company has embraced the use of technology, innovation good customer relations, and stressed the importance of good customer relations to its employees. The National Steel car company has been in the forefront in all matters railroad. It is the only company in North America engineering and a manufacturing railroad freight car certified ISO 9001.2008 and has been so for the last 18 years with Gregory in charge. Under Greg’s leadership, the company has also received the TTX SECO awards for 13 years consecutively. Through Greg, the company has not been overly reliant on past successes but has focused on more innovative solutions in the railcar industry.
Gregory James Aziz is not only a successful businessman; he is also a family man. He and his wife Irene are great philanthropists in Canada. They sponsor the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Canada’s most decorated fair. He has also worked with Ontario’s food drives which have employed more than 2000 residents. Additional Info Here.