Gregory James Aziz currently leads one of the world’s largest railroad freight car manufacturer and engineering company, National Steel Car. National Steel Car is based in Hamilton, Ontario, and has been active for over one hundred years. The company was founded by Sir John Morison Gibson and several of local investors back in 1912. It used to primarily manufacture steel truck bodies and various other parts, and most were transported for use during both World Wars.
Serving as the company’s chairman and chief executive officer, Gregory James Aziz has transformed the historic company into North America’s largest supplier of some of the world’s most innovative railroad freight cars, rolling stock, parts and components since acquiring it in 1994.
Greg James Aziz was born on April 30, 1949 and grew up in London, Ontario, Canada. He received an undergraduate degree in economics at Western University in Ontario. After completing his education he started working at Affiliated Foods, a fresh wholesale food company owned by his parents, in 1971. The business grew substantially during the late seventies and it began importing fresh produce and foods from European, Central and South American countries.
They distributed their foods to supply almost very major wholesale market across the United States as well as the eastern regions of Canada. During the late 80’s, James Aziz took a chance and tackled several investment banking opportunities while staying in New York, NY. After finding much success, he used some of his earning to purchase National Steel Car from Dofasco, a major integrated steel producer based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Gregory J Aziz has tremendously helped contribute to the prosperous growth of Hamilton, Ontario. Since 1999, he has upped the employment from 600 workers to 3,000 new hires and has also increased its railcar production from 3,500 cars to 12,000. Through his company he was able to make countless donations to local charities and business including the Salvation Army, the United Way, the Hamilton Opera and the Theatre Aquarius. His employees proudly partake in the company’s massive food drive that is held during its annual Christmas party.
The food drive has famously become the largest in the city and it is sent to local food banks in the city and its surrounding areas. Greg Aziz and his wife like to participate at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, one of Canada’s highly celebrated events, each year and have become major sponsors. See This Page for additional information.
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