Gregory James Aziz is the head of Canada’s largest freight car manufacturer, National Steel Car. Since purchasing the company in 1994 and becoming CEO, President, and Chairman, he has been able to increase production and employment at National Steel Car to near unimaginable levels.
Gregory Aziz was born in 1949 in London, Ontario, Canada. He earned a degree in economics from University of Western Ontario, but also attended Ridley College. During his time spent in college, he gained expertise in the world of economics. This hasn’t only enabled him to lead National Steel Car into better days, he also assisted with his family’s business and made a fortune in the investment banking industry in New York City.
During his time as an investment banker, he made the money needed to purchase his own company. He decided to purchase National Steel Car, a company located in his home country of Canada. Since James Aziz obtained ownership of Canada, he has increased employment by five fold and production by three.
When Greg Aziz isn’t overseeing the production for North America’s biggest freight company, he is donating times and money to his community. Greg James Aziz sponsors organizations in the entertainment industry as well as more noble causes. Some of the organizations he supports are the Hamilton Opera, Theatre Aquarius, the United Way, and the Salvation Army. Greg and his wife, Irene, also make possible the biggest agricultural festival in Canada, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. National Steel Car also participates in local food banks and food drives.
About National Steel Car
The company began as Imperial Car Company in 1912, but changed their name to National Steel Car just under a year later. At the time, Canada was known for its many freight train manufacturers but has since dwindled down to only four companies. National Steel Car is not only the leader among the remaining four companies in Canada, it is the biggest freight car producer in all of North America. See This Article for more information.
As well as producing standard freight cars such as boxcars, coil cars, hopper cars, and intermodal cars, National Steel Car has the capability to handle unique, specialized orders. Canpotex, when they required specialized cars to transport potash, they chose National Steel Car.