London, Ontario, Canada native Greg Aziz is committed to rebuilding a 100-year old Canadian company. That company is Hamilton, Ontario based National Steel Car. In 1994, after 16 years working for Affiliated Foods, a wholesale food business owned by his family, Gregory James Aziz purchased National Steel Car. The company was a historic Canadian firm that had fallen on hard times. When Aziz took over the company he hired 2,400 workers, invested in new technology and increased annual production from 3,500 railcars to 12,000. By emphasizing the company’s strong engineering capabilities, Aziz has made National Steel Car an industry leader in innovation.
Through his focus on innovation and manufacturing excellence, Greg J. Aziz and his staff have transformed National Steel Car into the only railroad freight car company in North America that is certified ISO 9001:2008. The company has earned this prestigious designation 18 years in a row under the leadership of Greg Aziz. Since 1996, National Steel Car has consistently won the TTX SECO award for the highest quality. But Greg Aziz has not only rebuilt the company, he has made tremendous investments to improve the quality of life for people in the Hamilton community.
Together with Irene, his wife, Aziz is a Royal Agricultural Winter Fair sponsor. It’s one of the most important agricultural fairs in Canada. He also gives generously to Hamilton’s Theatre Aquarius and the Hamilton Opera as well as local food banks and charities. As president, CEO and chairman of National Steel Car, Greg Aziz is responsible for creating lucrative economic opportunities for a growing number of individuals and businesses in Hamilton, Ontario. His work rebuilding the company and investing in the Hamilton community has made him a local hero in the eyes of many people.
Gregory J Aziz was born in April 1949 and earned a degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario. After graduation he helped his family build their wholesale food company into a major distributor to markets throughout the U.S. and Eastern Canada. He then arranged the financing necessary to acquire and rebuild National Steel Car. His dedication and considerable investment to developing it into among the best railroad freight car companies in the world is a point of pride for the entire staff as well as the Hamilton community.
By focusing on engineering and manufacturing excellence this once great Canadian company is once again a world leader. Go To This Page for more information
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