Gregory James Aziz was born in London, Ontario, Canada on April 30, 1949 and attended Ridley College then University of Western Ontario, majoring in Economics. He worked at a successful family food business, then in the investment banking industry, primarily in North and South America.
In 1994, he had a dream of his own and purchased National Steel Car, a manufacturer of railroad freight cars, located in Hamilton, Ontario, where he is currently Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and CEO. He knew at the time the company was at a standstill, and since the world was becoming more advanced and hi-tech and regulations stiffer, measures needed to be taken to become more efficient and environmentally friendly. He and his team researched and built some cars to be ready when the new regulations passed, so years later they were ready to go, when no one else was.
The following are some great things that have made Greg James Aziz’s one of the leading railroad train car companies in the world:
- Went from manufacturing 3500 cars per year to 12,000 cars in five years.
- Employed 600 people at the beginning and grew to 3,000 in the same five years.
- Currently builds thousands of railroad freight cars every year.
Gregory James Aziz attributes this great success to everyone within the company working together, the skillful engineering in the hi-tech design process and high standards that have been set to achieve excellence in building the industry. His is the only railcar company that is certified ISO 2001:2008, meeting the requirements of putting the customer first. He also was awarded the TTX SECO, which means building strong customer loyalty and trustworthiness year after year.
Even though Gregory J. Aziz is prosperous man, he finds time to give back to his community by sponsoring groups and organizations such as the Salvation Army, United Way, various food drives and many other charities. As if all of this isn’t enough, he also shows he cares about his employees and families by inviting them to the company’s Christmas party every year and asking them to participate in a huge company food drive for food banks in Hamilton. Visit This Page to learn more.
Greg Aziz’s hard work, efficient work habits, highly qualified workers and dedication are what have made him a true businessman, leader and entrepreneur who has accomplished much and appears he will keep on accomplishing much!