Gregory James Aziz was born in April 30, 1949 in London. He started his education at Ridley College and graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a specialization in Economics. Greg Aziz is currently the Chairman of the Board, President and C.E.O of National Steel Car. The company is located in Hamilton. The previous achievements of National Steel Car are what have led to the current immense success due to their willingness to listen to customer needs and desire for feedback.
James Aziz started his career by working in his family’s food business in 1971. After 16 years of operation, the business expanded and became one of the largest importers of fresh food across United States. Greg Aziz also worked in various investment opportunities such as banking. In 1994, he organized for the acquisition of National Steel Car which was by then owned by Dofasco. The main agenda behind Gregory’s mind was to be in a position of transforming the then Canadian company to be one of the biggest manufacturers of cars in North America.
In 1994, the company was only in a position of manufacturing 3,500 cars annually, but due to the company’s emphasis on incorporating durable engineering, investing heavily in human and capital and also team-building, the company was able to expand its manufacturing operation to 12,000 cars by the year 1999. National Steel Car has continued to advocate for excellent engineering, manufacturing and innovation. This has led to increase in the number of new railroad cars annually. It’s the only certified company in North America. This has led to it scooping various honors for the past years.
National Steel Car under the stewardship of Greg Aziz is also committed to giving back to the society. The company is the proud founder of Hamilton Community. The company has given out huge sum of money towards various charity activities. Similarly, the employees; together with their children; either presently or past working in the company are annually organized a Christmas party in the company.
Greg Aziz attribbutes his success over the years to the continued support that he gets from his employees and the people who are the customers. Challenges, having a deep sense or reasoning, being true to its core values and setting of goals are some of the aspects that have led to the success of National Steel Car. Gregory has been an instrumental part of this success.
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