Gregory James Aziz was born in Ontario, London in 1949. He is married to Irene, and his family lives in Ontario, where he grew up. He studied at Ridley College and proceeded to the University of Western Ontario where he majored in Economics.
Greg J Aziz is the CEO of National Steel Car. He is also the company’s president and chairperson. Greg purchased the company in 1994 from Dofasco, and since then, has taken it to heights of prosperity, not only in North America but also around the globe. National Steel Car is one of the world’s leading engineering and manufacturing companies of freight cars. See This Page for more information
NSC was formerly a Canadian company, with car manufactures of 3,500 yearly and an employment rate of 600. However, the management of Greg Aziz brought sudden and great changes. The car manufactures annually rose to an astounding 12,000, and the employment rate shot to 3,000 per year. The slow company growth formerly was due to the meager workforce. It was clear that there was a lot of labor and very few people to counter the labor force.
The company’s transition by 1999 affected not only its reputation as it grew to be a dominant North American Company but also the Hamilton community. The risen employment rate meant more jobs for the people of Hamilton and beyond, and the large workforce also meant the expansion of the Canadian company which currently is the leading railroad company in North America.
Greg James Aziz has expert managerial and administrative skills which are evidenced by the firm’s growth and extensive expertise in freight car engineering and manufacture. He acquired the skills while at the University and even more while he worked with Affiliated Foods, his family’s company. Affiliated Foods is on the leader board of world importers and exporters of fresh foods. The company imports these foods from Europe, Central and South America and exports them to the United States and Canada. His passion for the financial sector grew, and he moved to New York where he worked in investment banking. It is while he was in New York that he settled, organized himself and decided to purchase National Steel Car from Dofasco.
National Steel Car has for 18 years, earned the glamorous ISO 9001:2008 Certification, which no other railroad company in North America has ever achieved. Furthermore, NSC has been prized the TTX SECO annual award, consistently since 1996.