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Gregory Aziz Records Impeccable Success at National Steel Car

Gregory James Aziz works at National Steel Car Company as the chair person, chief executive officer, and president. National Steel Car is a successful railroad freight car company that is critically focused on manufacturing and engineering. The company is found in Hamilton, Ontario, and is reputable for its continued support and loyalty to its customers. Further, the company has managed to expand its base of team members to 2,000 while sustaining high quality of rail-cars.

National Steel Car company is primarily driven by purpose, operational traditions, and determination to offer exclusive services to its clients. Greg Aziz has been resourceful in various decisions that have propelled the company to its current state of operation. Greg was born in 1949 and attended Ridley College. He later joined Western Ontario University where he majored in economic studies.

Early in his career, James Aziz joined a wholesale food business that was fully owned by his family, in 1971. Under his administration, this company experienced tremendous growth and earned a global brand within 16 years. The company emerged top in importing fresh food from other regions such as Central America, Europe, and South America. The company enjoyed ready markets for this food in Eastern Canada and the United States of America.

In the late 1980’s, Greg Aziz worked for several investment banking firms in New York. As a result, he gained enough skills and was able to organize for the acquisition of National Steel Car in 2004. This company was formerly owned by Defasco. His key agenda was to transform this Canadian company to become North America’s legendary freight car manufacturer.

Greg Aziz was keen in identifying the company’s engineering capabilities, capital investments, and teamwork. After the acquisition, National Steel Car expanded its annual volume of production from 3,500 to 12,000 cars by 1999. The number of employees working in the company also increased from 600 to 3,000 within the same period.

National steel car is now one of the engineering companies that are popular in the manufacturing industry. The firm has continuously maintained a high quality of production and won the TTX SECO award since 1996.

Through the leadership of Greg Aziz, National Steel Car sponsors the Hamilton Opera, Theatre Aquarius, United Way, and Salvation Army among several other local charities operating in Hamilton. The company hosts a food drive party annually in support of the local community. Finally, Greg together with his wife sponsor Royal Agricultural winter fair.