Greg Aziz is a recognizable name in Canadian business due to one reason: he saved National Steel Car. He is currently working with the company as its Chairman, President, and Chief Executive. Born in Ontario, Canada, Gregory James Aziz attended Ridley College. He also majored in economics at the University of Western Ontario.
Affiliated Foods – Before National Steel Car
The family business – Affiliated Foods – prospered while Greg Aziz worked with them. Beginning in 1971, Greg Aziz lead the company into becoming a leading importer, bringing foods from Europe, and South America to Canada and the United States. Greg Aziz is no longer with Affiliated Foods, but they are better off having had Aziz work for them.
Gregory J. Aziz left the family business, traveling to New York and becoming and investment banker. Aziz worked for a variety of companies from the 1980s into the early 1990s. He made enough money to purchase National Steel Car, a company in his home Province of Ontario. See This Article to learn more.
National Steel Car and Beyond
Greg Aziz saw something special in National Steel Car, and he was right. Upon purchasing the company, he took the drive and motivation of the employees and refocused their objectives. Some models of railway cars were discontinued, as the company focused on only producing certain types of cars. Another factor in the resurgence of National Steel Car was Greg Aziz’s financial backing. Aziz simply had the capital needed to keep the company operational. By 1999, production had gone from 3,500 to 12,000. The number of employees went up as well; National Steel Car went from employing 600 people to employing 3,000.
National Steel Car, and its employees, led by Gregory James Aziz is a vital part of the Hamilton, Ontario community. The company itself hosts an annual food drive around the holiday seasons, the employees kicking in however necessary. Greg Aziz himself likes to sponsor local theatrical productions at the Hamilton Opera and Theatre Aquarius.
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is also made possible every year with the help of Greg Aziz. He and his wife sponsor the event. Each year horses, food, and other forms of agriculture are put on display at the Royal Fair. The fair takes place every November in Toronto, Ontario.
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