Greg Aziz is the CEO, President, and Chairman of National Steel Car, a prominent name in freight car manufacturing. He was born Gregory James Aziz in London, Ontario, Canada in the year 1949 and attended Ridley College and University of Western Ontario. During his time in school he majored in economics. Thanks to his educational background he was able to purchase and save National Steel Car from utter doom.
Gregory Aziz joined National Steel Car in 1994 and by the year 2000 he had grown the company both in employee numbers and production. Gregory James Aziz was able to purchase National Steel Car, during a time the freight car producing industry was plummeting and assist it in surviving the recession of the industry. Now only four freight car manufacturers are left in Canada, and National Steel Car leads the pack.
Greg Aziz worked in the family business prior to joining National Steel Car. During his time in his family’s food processing company, Aziz was able to grow it to become a global operator.
After leaving the family business and gaining his education, Gregory James Aziz began his career as an investment banker. His time spent in New York City enabled him to purchase National Steel Car. He then moved back to his home country to oversee operations.
Gregory James Aziz is also a local philanthropist. He donates to local organizations such as Theatre Aquarius and the Hamilton Opera. Aziz and his wife also sponsor a yearly winter festival called the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. It is the largest agricultural fair in the entire country.
The History of National Steel Car
National Steel Car was first founded in 1912 under the name of the Imperial Car Company; however, the company changed its name in 1913 to its current one. Over the past century the company has grown to be one of the most trusted names in rail road freight car manufacturing. National Steel Car supplies companies in America, such as CSX, with freight cars as well as companies in Canada. View More Information Here.
National Steel Cars doesn’t only produce normal freight cars. National Steel Car also produces box cars, coil cars, and gondola cars. Since Greg Aziz took over the company National Steel car has ceased production of passenger cars and baggage cars.