Gregory James Aziz was born in 1949 in a family of businessmen, and spent the majority of his childhood in Ontario, Canada. Greg Aziz was destined for greatness from an early age. After completing his studies at Western University, he joined his family’s fresh food business, Affiliated Food Company. From 1971 through the 1980s, the company grew to become one of the world’s largest wholesale importers of fresh food from Europe, Central America, and South America, as well as distributing to all major US and North American markets.
After leaving Affiliated Foods, Greg Aziz joined the New York banking sector and gained some business experience with various investment banking opportunities. Some say that this time in New York helped to shape the business acumen that would allow Aziz to build successful companies based on the principles of strategic management.
He purchased National Steel Car from Dofasco in 1994 with the goal of transforming it into a leading manufacturer of North American railway trams. From the date of purchase, that is, from 1994 to 1999, the company’s manufacturing capacity has risen from 3,500 units a year to 12,000 units per year. Since 1994, Gregory Aziz has been Chairman, President and CEO of National Steel Car, making it a globally-recognized leader in the production of railway cars and modern freight engineering and manufacturing. By maintaining such a high quality of product, and a high degree of employee satisfaction, Gregory James Aziz manages to continue to sign deals and contracts with different rail carriers in Canada and the United States. View Additional Info Here.
Greg Aziz has become one of the leading businessmen in Ontario, Canada, because of his foresight, business management expertise, community service support, and good relationships with employees. In addition to the high profile he holds in National Steel Car, Greg Aziz is also chairman of the several other high-profile companies. National Steel Car was one of the first, and still just one of the few railway engineering and manufacturing companies in North America that has passed ISO 9001: 2008 certification, which it has now won the honor of having been granted recertifications for, for the past 18 years.
Thousands of past and present employees, as well as their children, participate in the National Steel Car Christmas Party each year, and are encouraged to participate in the company’s food drive that supports local food banks. The food drive brings back connections to his family’s wholesale food business, which will always remain dear to his heart.