Gregory James Aziz is a well-known business mogul who owns National Steel Car. As the CEO and the chairman of the firm, he has led its growth into a highly profitable enterprise. National Steel Car is an Ontario-based company that is recognized for its expertise in the manufacturing of modern railroad freight cars. The entrepreneur in an economics degree holder from the University of Western Ontario. As from 1971, he worked at food wholesaling company that is known as Affiliate Food. The firm is owned by Aziz’s family, and he played a great role in growing it into a global importer. In 1987, it started importing different food products from Central America, Europe, and South America. Most of the clients that it served were located in the United States and Canada.
The businessman decided to venture into the U.S investment banking sector in the late 1980s, and therefore, relocated to New York. He accumulated wealth for a few years and then bought National Steel Car in 1994. Gregory had a vision of transforming the business into the world’s top railroad freight car manufacturers. The firm has a talented team of mechanical engineers who are determined to offer North America excellent product. It is also served by over 2,400 employees. Aziz’s outstanding business skills enabled National Steel Car to increase its production to 12,000 cars by 1999. The company used to manufacture 3,500 cars annually when he acquired it. Its designs, creativity, and engineering expertise enabled it to dominate the North American market for more than 18 years.
Apart from business, Greg Aziz is a philanthropist and has been helping the residents of Hamilton, Ontario in different ways. The profitability of his firm encourages him to donate towards various community-based organizations. He has given money to the Salvation Army, the United Way, Theatre Aquarius, the Hamilton Opera, and many other foundations. National Steel Car thanks its staff through Christmas parties that it organizes them every year. Its employees also support local food banks by participating in food drives. The Royal Agriculture Winter Fair acknowledges Gregory and his wife for being its principal benefactors. Hamilton communities appreciate his generosity.
The tenure of Gregory J. Aziz at National Steel Car has been successful for the past 23 years. The company manufactures the best railroad freight vehicles in North America. His determination, business management skills, connection, and community service have enabled him to be among Ontario’s top entrepreneurs.