For the last two decades, National Steel Car has been the major beneficiary of Gregory James Aziz, services as the CEO and President. The native of Ontario has propelled the company to become the top railroad freight car manufacturing company in the world as well as being the only North American Company in the industry. Greg was born in the 1949 and grew up in London and later attended Ridley College. Aziz would later enroll at the University of Western in Ontario where he majored in Economics. Peers of Aziz and those close to him describe him as a focused and highly ambitious man who worked tirelessly to achieve his earnest goals.
It is the same spirit that has seen Greg achieve major success all through his career, from the time he was working with Affiliated foods to investment banking in New York and finally at National Steel Car. According to Aziz, the railway sector is very important to the economy of the United States, and he is humbled to have played a major role in the sector as the CEO of National Steel Car which is among the major players in the field.
After his graduation, Greg J Aziz opted to join Affiliated Foods which is a family run food company. Greg had just completed his studies but his contribution to the company remains undisputed. It was under his watch that the food company grew to international status, securing markets in areas they were previously not heard of. Affiliated Foods, grew to become the largest importer of fresh food, in virtually all markets of the globe, among them South America, Eastern Canada, and Europe. However, James Aziz could not let the success be the glass ceiling of his career, and he moved to New York where he began working as an investment banker.
It was during this time that he organized to buy National Steel Car Company and come 1994, he would be successful in his plan. He bought the company from its Canadian owner, Dofasco and his sole aim was to guide the company to become North America’s top Railroad Freight Car Company. Greg Aziz invested 100% of his time and resources into the company which at the time was a sleeping giant, and a few years later the results would speak on his behalf. Production tripled and more people were hired to work in the company. Click Here for more information.
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James Aziz believes in giving back to the community and via his company or solo initiatives he has funded a number of noble organizations in his hometown of Hamilton. Among the charities include the Hamilton Opera, Theatre Aquarius, and the Salvation Army. He is also a family man and is married to Irene, with whom they have raised a family. The couple is also the major sponsor of the Royal Winter Agricultural Fair, which is the first of its kind in Canada.