One of the most successful and well-known entrepreneurs in Canada is Gregory James Aziz, also known as Greg Aziz. He is the chairman, president, and CEO of National Steel Car which is one of the biggest railroad freight car manufacturing company in the world. The company is located in Ontario, Canada which is also where Greg was born in 1949. Greg went to Ridley College in Ontario then proceeded to major in economics at the University of West Ontario. Upon completing his studies, James Aziz joined his family’s business company by the name Affiliated Foods. Aziz worked at the company for slightly over 15 years. During that time, National Steel Car established important links and started importing fresh foods to the US from across the world.
Greg set foot in the NY investment banking at the beginning of the 1990s. His experience played a key role in the purchase of National Steel Car in 1994. The company was founded in 1912 but had over time become a sleeping giant under the wrong leadership. His goal was to transform the company into the leading railroad freight car manufacturing company in the world. Under his strong leadership, the company was able to grow its manufacturing capacity from 3500 cars to 12000 cars in just five years. In the same period, the company increased the number of employees from 600 to 3000. Find More Information Here.
Today, National Steel Car is the only railroad freight car manufacturer in North America and has thousands of new railroad freight cars annually. Greg Aziz emphasizes on the company’s ability to engineer and manufacture modern railroad freight cars to suit the needs of the modern customers. Greg is keen on the attitude of his employees, and he seeks highly motivated employees who adhere to the high standards of quality required. As a result, the company has been awarded the TTX SECO award for the past 16 consecutive years.
Apart from excellence in business, Greg Aziz is also big on giving back to the community. National Steel Car has supported numerous charities in Ontario such as the Theatre Aquarius, Salvation Army, United Way, and the Hamilton Opera. The company also organizes a major food drive for local food banks with the help of thousands of the company’s employees, both current and past employees together with their families. Greg and his wife are also sponsors of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.