Gregory James Aziz was born on April 30th, 1949. He gained his early education at the Ridley College before majoring in economics at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. After graduating, he started his white-collar career in his family business where he helped run Affiliate Foods as the company’s president. Joining Affiliate Foods in 1971, Gregory Aziz helped the company to revolutionize its customer base by widening its reach from Canada to Europe and Latin America. He also introduced the high-quality standard custom at the company where he oversaw increased distribution of fresh foods to its customers.
After 16 years of leadership and exemplary performance at Affiliate Foods, Greg Aziz advanced his career further by making numerous investments in the banking industry. He explored the vast opportunities that the New York commercial streets had between the late 80s and 90s. Armed with the tremendous experience and expertise in the field of investment and corporate leadership, Greg Aziz managed to purchase the National Steel Car Company from its previous owner Dofasco, in 1994. At the time of the acquisition, National Steel Car was performing quite poorly in the market with its profile marked by low manufacturing standards and poor customer service.
His first initiative at the company was to introduce a structured form of leadership which enhanced decision-making. Greg also introduced new standards of railcar engineering, replacing the previously existing redundant system that had drugged National Steel Car behind. His radical changes within the National Steel Car Company saw the company improve its annual rate of production from 3,500 railcars to over 12,000 cars.
Greg Aziz also introduced changes in the human resource sector of the company by enhancing the hiring of local talented Canadian engineers in Ontario. These changes saw the company certified by the International Standardization Organization with the ISO9001:2008 certification in recognition to high manufacturing and engineering standards. Visit This Page to learn more.
National Steel Car, under the new leadership of Gregory J Aziz, was also recognized with numerous other awards in the railcar manufacturing industry. Among these include the 6 consecutive TTX SECO awards for high quality that the company has been awarded since 1996. Currently, National Steel Car, under his leadership, is performing exemplarily well as it has opened numerous branches within the United States as well as Canada and beyond. The company is also targeting expanding its customer base from North America to Latin America and Europe. It also works towards retaining the existing customers by maintaining the high levels of corporate management, customer service, and railcar manufacturing.
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