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Gregory James Aziz- Chairman of National Steel Car

Gregory James Aziz is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Additionally, Greg Aziz is also the Chief Executive Officer and President of National Steel Car. The firm is located is Hamilton, Ontario. National Steel Car is an organization that has expertise in matters related to the manufacturing, designing, and engineering of railroad freight. Moreover, the firm, supplies open top and tri-hopper, hopper, coil, flat, jumbo box, and super-duty box cars. Also, National Steel Car offers intermodal spines, gauge table, covered hoppers, auto racks, center beams, and intermodal well systems to its customers.

In his early life, Greg James Aziz lived in Ontario together with his family. He joined the University of Western Ontario where he studied and graduated with an Economics degree. In 1971 after graduating, Gregory J Aziz began to work at Affiliated Foods. The company was owned by his family. Affiliated Foods was a worldwide importer offering major fresh food markets. Besides, the firm provided its Eastern Canada fresh food from Europe, and both the Central and South America. Moreover, it also offered its services in the United States of America.

In the early 1990s, James Aziz decided to move to New York. In New York, James Aziz wanted to look for investment opportunities in the banking industry. Finally, after searching, in 1994, he purchased the National Steel Company. His objective was to create the crème de la crème railroad freight car manufacturer in North America. At the company, Gregory James Aziz emphasized on strong engineering skills, and team work. Additionally, he hired 2400 employees. Due to his determination and hard work, by 1999 National Steel Car’s annual production had increased from 3,500 cars to 12000 cars. Currently, railroad cars from National Steel Car are voted as the best quality in North America (a record that has been held for 18 years in a row). Additional Info Here.

Aside from his business endeavors, Greg James Aziz is a dedicated philanthropist. Throughout his life, he has been committed to improving the living standards of the people in Hamilton, Ontario. Through his firm (National Steel Car), Greg Aziz has sponsored many social, and philanthropic organizations including the Salvation Army. Additionally, other social and humanitarian organizations are the United Way, Hamilton Opera, and Theatre Aquarius. Besides, Gregory J Aziz together with his team have conducted various food drives to assist local food banks. Furthermore, Greg Aziz and his wife Irene are sponsors of an important agricultural fair in Canada known as the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

 

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=39124620&privcapId=35787198

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