Gregory Aziz is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, and a philanthropist. He is on the list of the most recognized business persons in Canada and the United States. Being the president, chair of the board, and chief executive of one of the biggest conglomerates in North America is not an easy job, but James has served National Steel Car for over three decades.
The corporate engineering giant is a leading producer and manufacturer of railroad tanks and cars. James is a native of London, Ontario where he was born and bred. He went through the regular education curriculum, and after high school, he applied and got accepted to Ridley College. He would later join the University of Western Ontario from where he graduated with majors in Economics.
After getting his certification from the University, James Aziz joined the corporate world. He was incorporated into their family-owned wholesale business, Affiliated Foods. James worked tirelessly in ensuring the franchise succeeded. He employed all he had learned in college, and after a few years, his efforts started paying off. The company was importing fresh foods from across different parts of Europe, South, and Central America. The business had also expanded its supply and distribution networks across Eastern Canada and the United States.
Though Affiliated Foods was becoming a reputable business, Greg Aziz felt that he needed to build something of his own. He left the family business and relocated to the United States to seek new challenges. He settled in New York where he worked for several banks as an investment advisor. It was while working as a banker that James Aziz got the opportunity to purchase National Steel Car from Dofasco. The company was struggling with finances and human workforce when Dofasco decided to sell.
Taking over a struggling business is a hard task, but James made it his primary objective to return National Steel to its glory days. His first order of business as the conglomerate’s owner was to pump in capital and increase the number of employees. The human taskforce grew from 500 to 3,000 and by the late 90s’; the company was producing more than 12,000 freight cars annually. Presently, National Steel is one of the most sought-after rail car and tank manufacturers in the world. Go Here for additional information.
Gregory Aziz is an ardent supporter of various activities that bring together the Hamilton Community. He sponsors an annual Christmas party for his present and former employees. He is also involved in various charitable organizations like the Salvation Army and the Hamilton Opera.