Gregory James Aziz is the current Chairman, President, and also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of National Steel Car Limited. National Steel Car is one of the globe’s top railroad freight car engineering and manufacturing companies. This Ontario-based company has over a century of eminence in manufacturing, engineering, and dedication to excellence. National Steel Car is known to be North America’s leading railroad freight car manufacturer. From 1912 when it was established, the company has designed as well as manufactured freight vehicles which meet and surpass the ever-growing standards and requirements of its clients and the railroad industry. Visit This Site.
Greg James Aziz is an Ontario native who attended Ridley College and later majored in economics at the University of Western Ontario. In 1971, he became a part of the family wholesale food business, Affiliated Foods, a company that snowballed to become an international importer of fresh foods from Central, South America as well as Europe, supplying all prime fresh foods wholesale markets all over the United States and East of Canada.
Gregory J Aziz then invested in multiple banking opportunities in New York during the late 80’s and early 90’s, and in 1994, he was fortunate enough to arrange the purchase of National Steel Car from Dofasco. His aim was to transform this great Canadian company into North America’s top railroad freight car manufacturer. The company mainly stressed on National steel car’s strong engineering potential, substantial human and capital investment, and team-building. The company managed to triple its manufacturing capability within a short period of just five years and employment over the same period grew from 600 to an outstanding 3000.
The company currently leads the industry in new car innovation through its interminable pursuit of manufacturing and engineering eminence and simultaneously creating thousands of new railroad freight cars each year. The company is the sole railroad freight car, engineering, and manufacturing firm and has held this honor for the last two decades through various levels of re-certification.
Additionally, National Steel Car has been consistently applauded with the TTX SECO highest quality award for more than 20 years now.
Greg Aziz and his wife, Irene, are philanthropic. They are both financiers of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair which happens to be Canada’s most important agricultural fair. Additionally, National Steel Car is dedicated to the Hamilton community and helps finance various local charities along with events such as the Salvation Army, the United Way, and the Hamilton Opera among others. The company’s employees and family attend the annual National Steel Car Christmas party and engage in the company’s major food drive for national food banks.