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Greg Aziz, a Leading Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist

Gregory James Aziz is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Steel Car. The firm is one of the leading railroad freight cars engineering and manufacturing globally. The company is based in Hamilton, Ontario.

Greg Aziz hailed from London, Ontario Canada and was born in 1949. He attended Ridley College and the University of Western Ontario where he pursued a degree in Economics. After school, Aziz joined Affiliated Foods in 1971 a family wholesale food business. The company grew to become one of the world’s leading importers of fresh foods from Europe, Central, and South America. The company is also world’s number exporter of fresh foods to wholesale markets in the United States and Eastern Canada.

James Aziz in the late 1980s joined the banking industry in New York, and this gave him the opportunity to organize the purchase of National Steel Car from Dofasco in 1994. National Steel Car was once a leading car manufacturer of railroad freight in Canada and Greg bought it with a view of reviving its lost glory. Greg Aziz emphasized on the company’s strong engineering capabilities, team building and made huge investments in capital and human resources and within a period of five years the company expanded its manufacturing capabilities from 3500 cars per year to 12000 cars. In addition, employment rose from about 600 workers to around 3000. See More Information Here.

The company today has risen to be the industry-leading engineering and manufacturing company with new car innovations and manufactured thousands of railroad freight cars annually. National Steel car boasts of being the only ISO certified company in railroad freight car manufacturing and engineering for 18 consecutive years and has several rounds of re-certification. The company under Greg James Aziz’s leadership has achieved a lot and among its achievements is the TTX SECO highest quality award which the company won as from 1996.

James Aziz besides being a businessman is also a philanthropist, and as part of giving back to the community, the National Steel Car has been involved in a lot of charitable activities some of which include the sponsoring of the Theatre Aquarius, the Hamilton Opera, the United Way and Salvation Army among others. The company has worked with the Hamilton community with the aim of making their lives better and has employed more than 2000 residents. National Steel Car organizes end year Christmas parties for its employees and their families. The company is also a major participant in Ontario’s food drives. Moreover, Greg together with his wife Irene are the major sponsors of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.