The successful businessman was born on April 30, 1949, in London a town called Ontario. Gregory James Aziz attended school at Ridley College before majoring in economics at the University of Western Ontario. In 1971, Greg Aziz took the leadership of their family-owned food business. Under his leadership, the company turned to be one of the world’s leading importer of fresh foodstuffs not only from South and Central America but also in Eastern Canada. In the 1980s and 1990s, he ventured into banking business and worked on investment opportunities. In 1994, Greg Aziz successfully bought the National Steel Car, a company that was then owned by Dofasco. His primary objective when purchasing the North American company was to see it grow into the top most Railroad Freight Car engineering and manufacturing company in the region.
Currently, Gregory J Aziz serves as the Chief Executive Officer at National Steel Cars Industries, Inc. He is Chairman, President, and chief executive officer of National Steel Cars companies which is located in Hamilton Ontario. The National Steel Car was founded in the year 1912 by quite a few investors led by Sir John Morison Gibson. The company was initially known as Imperial Steel Car and later changed its name before the end of the year.
National steel car prides in being the only company in North America dealing with railroad freight car manufacturing and engineering. The company is the only of its kind in North America that is ISO 9001:2008 certified. The firm has received the TTX SECO highest quality award for over 20 years. James Aziz has made it possible for the company to stay at the top by meeting the priorities of clients, building a firm relationship with suppliers and highlighting the services of employees who take pride in the manufacturing of the best railcars in the world. Since 1999, the company has been able to increase its manufacturing capability to 12,000 cars per year. This is a significant expansion from the production of 3,500 per year at the time of purchase. Over the same period, employment grew from approximately 600 to almost 3,000. See More Info Here.
James Aziz and his wife are the ones sponsoring the royal agriculture winter fair which is Canada’s most famous agricultural fair. His company also is dedicated to the Hamilton community and is sponsoring local charities such as the Theatre Aquarius, the unity way, the Salvation Army and the Hamilton opera among others.