When you think of innovation, who else could come to your mind but CEO of the company National Steel Car, Gregory James Aziz. He also goes by his middle name James Aziz, or Greg Aziz. This company focuses on building railroad freight cars. Who said that the railroad is dead? It is a booming industry thanks to this man. He is married to his beautiful wife, Irene who assists him in his sponsorship of the Royal Agricultural Fair in Canada. They truly are a power couple in Canada.
Gregory J Aziz came from London originally before moving to Canada. He was born in 1949 and went to Ridley College and the University of Western Ontario. Oddly enough his family is in the wholesale food business with a company named Affiliated Foods. In 1971 he started working with them. They grew to become a worldwide company, all the way from Europe to the South American area. They mostly deliver to The U.S. and Canada.
Keeping the Railroad Industry Alive
Gregory J Aziz has kept his company actively running for eighteen years straight. They have won the TTX SECO award for highest quality since the year 1996. The company is known for its extensive reputation in being generous to multiple charities. Some of these are;
- Salvation Army
- The United Way
- Hamilton Opera
- Theater Aquarius
His employees are also happy as they have the National Steel Car Christmas Party each year that assists local food pantries in the area of Hamilton, Ontario.
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Starting His Own Business
After working in the family business, Greg James Aziz, moved to the glorious city of New York and became an investment banker. This enhanced Aziz’s knowledge how to successfully run a business. He did this from the later portion of the 1980’s to the early 1990’s. He bought National Steel Car back in 1994. Aziz’s dreams became a reality and he created both Canada and the United States most successful freight car building company. Gregory J Aziz did such a fantastic job running the company, that when he purchased it, they could only make 3,500 cars per year. By 1999 they could produce 12,000. He also created 2400 new jobs since the takeover. They initially were a smaller company with only around 600 people working for them. Gregory J Aziz truly is an entrepreneur to be admired.