Gregory James Aziz was born on April 30, 1949, in London Ontario. He went to Ridley College and later University of Western Ontario for a major in economics. In the year 1971, he joined a family wholesale food business. A company that 16 years later developed to a worldwide of fresh food item importer from Central America, South America, and Europe. The company further, distributed fresh foods all wholesale markets throughout the United States and even in Eastern Canada.
Gregory J Aziz is currently the Chairman, President, and CEO of a company that was created in the year 1912. The only certified ISO 9001:2008 North American railcar Company. Under his leadership, the company has been able to design and assembly freight cars that fully satisfy evolving needs and values of its client and even the railroad industry at large.
In the late 1980s, Greg Aziz worked on a number of openings in New York City which extent to early 1990s. In 1994, James Aziz bought National Steel Car, which was formerly owned by Dofasco. His main aim was to transform the company into a leading North America’s railroad freight car manufacturer. This is a company that has more than a 100 years of success in both manufacturing and engineering. Most importantly, committed to producing quality products.
His way of leadership at the National Steel Car greatly accentuates on team building and strong engineering competencies. This has seen the company constantly receive several honors with yearly TTX SECO award. The success of his company is based on the resilient support and loyalty earned from their clients, and the good relationship with all suppliers.
The company witnessed growth in its manufacturing abilities between 1994 and 1999 since Greg James Aziz took over the company. In 1999 the company’s manufacturing capacity grew from 3,500 per year to 12,000 per annum. Furthermore, the number of employees increased from 600 to 3000.
Apart from its main goal, the company is also devoted to the community around it. It has supports several charitable organizations including the United Way, Theatre Aquarius, the salvation army and the Hamilton Opera just to name a few. The company further organizes for Christmas parties in which all former and current employees take part in their food drive to sustain local food banks. Together with his wife Irene, Greg also supports Royal Agriculture Winter Fair, which is a well known agricultural fair in Canada.