Gregory James Aziz was born on April 30th in London in the year 1949. For his education, he joined the Ridley College. Later, he attended University at Western Ontario where he majored in Economics. In 1971, Gregory J Aziz joined his family wholesale business called the Affiliated Foods. Over 16 years, the company had grown to become a fresh foods importer all over the world. Their sales were made in South, Europe, and Central America. Additionally, the company was distributed to the fresh food wholesale markets across Eastern Canada as well as the US.
Greg James Aziz, after the mid-1980s and the start of the 1990s, worked in New York for several investment banks. In 1994, he purchased National Steel Car from its owner Dofasco. His primary goal was to transform the Canadian company into one of the biggest railroad car manufacturers in North America. In the beginning, National Steel Car could only produce 3500 cars in one year. It also had an approximation of 600 employees. When Greg Aziz took over, the company grew its ability to manufacture up to 12000 cars in a year. The number of employees had also increased up to almost 3000. This was by the year 1999.
James Aziz was able to expand National Steel Car because of the emphasis he put on engineering, the investment in capital and humans, and team-building. Today, the company is the leading railroad freight manufacturer as well as the leading tank car manufacturer. National Steel has manufactured cars that have met and exceeded the needs of its customers. Gregory James, as the CEO, President, and Chairman of National Steel Car, has committed the company to quality, excellence in manufacturing and excellence in engineering.
Gregory is also the CEO and the Chairman of the National Industries Inc. He currently resides in Hamilton, Ontario with his family. Apart from being an aggressive and successful businessman, James Aziz has also funded local charities. His company has sponsored many events and groups such as the Salvation Army and the Hamilton Opera. He is committed not only to his family but his National Steel Car family as well. He organizes a yearly Christmas party for his employees together with their families each year. Moreover, the employees all participate in the food drive for the local food banks. Along with his wife, they sponsor the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
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