Gregory Aziz, Chairman of National Steel Car
Gregory J Aziz is the man who has led National Steel Car to its current lucrative state. Like the phoenix from the ashes, National Steel Car under Gregory James Aziz rose from being a Canadian sleeping giant to being among the world’s top railcar engineers and manufacturers.
Dofasco previously owned National Steel Car. It has had over 100 years of quality services to Hamilton and also the world as a whole. However, the influence of the company was felt after Greg Aziz took over its management and leadership in 1994. He became the company’s CEO, President and also chairman. Having acquired some skills while working with Affiliated Foods in 1971, Gregory J Aziz was able to run NSC, with immediate change implications. Within two years, his leadership skills had paid off, and the company was once again the Canadian pride.
National Steel Car garnered the TTX SECO annual award in 1996. The company was also, by 1999, able to increase the annual car manufactures from the 3,500 during the time of purchase, to a new record of 12,000. Furthermore, the employment also rose to 3,000; showing an increase by about five times the initial number.
The company being in capable hands values its employees. To maintain and strengthen the bond, NSC holds Christmas parties annually. Current employees and their families are usually on the invite list. The former employees as well are normally invited. The company has also led to the growth and development of the Hamilton community as it has created a lot of job opportunities. This is proved in the rising number of employment rate. Visit This Page.
National Steel Car has been proffered the ISO Certification 9001:2008 for over 18 years. It has proudly been the first and only railcar company in North America to receive this certification, and NSC has gone ahead to achieve recertification over the years.
James Aziz was born in London, Ontario, on April 1949. He grew up in Ontario and schooled in Ridley College. He later joined the University of Western Ontario where he majored in Economics. In 1971, he joined Affiliated Foods and then went to pursue investment banking opportunities in New York. It was while he was in New York that he amassed the wealth he needed to purchase National Steel Car from Dofasco. Greg is married to Irene, and the two sponsor charities and fairs in Canada, one being the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, the most distinguished fair in Canada.