Gregory James Aziz is a man with a heart of gold. He is immensely appreciative of every employee, client, and supplier. His humility and passion for the community are evident in his and National Steel Car’s philanthropic initiatives. Greg Aziz and his wife, Irene, sponsor the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. This is one of the biggest agricultural fairs in Canada. The company sponsors the Hamilton Opera and Theatre. National Steel Car staff shows up for the annual food drive among other Ontario community organized food drives. Greg Aziz is committed to empowering and improving the Hamilton community. Their intrinsic desire to produce the best products keeps them in pursuit. Thankfully, they have an excellent administration at the helm, which relentlessly pursues the company goals.
Restored to Glory
Gregory J. Aziz was educated at Ridley College and furthered his education at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with a major in Economics, he joined their family business. Affiliated Foods was a wholesale food business, which later grew past the Canadian border. Greg left the family-owned corporation to become an investment banker in New York in the late 1980s. Having made connections and become an insider, he arranged for the purchase of National Steel Car from Dofasco in 1994. Gregory James Aziz’ dream was to make the native Canadian company great again. Mr. Aziz leaped into the business with the idea that a successful engineering firm must embrace positive change while keeping its customer service top notch. It is no wonder the company has held the TTX SECO award every year since 1996. Click Here For More Info.
Getting Better Everyday
In less than a decade, National Steel Car grew from a manufacturing capacity of 3500 cars to 12,000. The staff also increased from 600 personnel to 3000. 2000 of those employees are Ontario residents. National Steel Car prides being the only North American railroad freight car manufacturer that is ISO certified. The company has enjoyed recertification for over 15 years. The company’s success attributed to technology, innovation, commitment, and passion. National Steel Car, under the stewardship of Greg Aziz, has provided excellent quality products over the years. However, the company does not seek to ride on past successes forever. Greg and his people seek to remain on an innovation path. Their primary goal is to maintain top quality products delivered with world-class service, which is what the world is looking for.