Gregory James Aziz is the man at the helm of National Steel Car. National Steel Car is a company that deals with building and delivering freight cars. It is based in Hamilton, Ontario. Gregory is the chairman of the company and doubles up as the President and C.E.O.
Gregory was born in late April 1949, in London, Ontario. He grew up amongst a great family business where he honed his skills in the trade. He attended Ridley College, and he furthered his studies in Western Ontario where he majored in Economics. It’s after his graduation that he went to work for the family business.
Gregory J Aziz sought new business opportunities in New York during 1980’s and worked as an Investment banker and had a great knack for it that by the end of 1994 he was wealthy from the job. It is at this time that he bought National Steel Car from the predecessor owner Dofasco. The company had been facing financial troubles, and Gregory thought that he could turn the company’s fortunes around.
Greg aimed to make the company the greatest freight and coach building company in the world. He eventually actually did it. Under his leadership, the company has blossomed. Actually, by 1999, the company was making 12,000 cars up from the 3,500 that the company was making at the time of purchase.
Greg James Aziz has been known to be a perfectionist where his company is an extension of himself. Therefore, much is expected from NSC and this is evidenced by the various awards that the company has won over the years including being the only North American railcar Company that has 9001:2008 certification. The company also has been accredited with the prestigious annual TTX SECO highest quality award for over 20 years running (since 1996).
Greg Aziz is also a great leader in the way he values his employees and makes sure they are well treated therefore posting great results for the company. He has over 2000 employees or team mates, as he refers to them. He supports them with various methods through charities, and at the end of every year, he hosts an end year party for all of them and their families. Go To This Page for more info.
James Aziz and his wife do support various charities that ensure the well-being of their community such as Hamilton Opera, the Salvation Army, Theater Aquarius among various other local charities.