Gregory J Aziz was Born in London, Ontario on April 30, 1949 Greg Aziz studied economics at the University of Western Ontario, and is the current CEO of National Steel Car. Mr. James Aziz has been CEO since 1994, when he was able to acquire National Steel Car from Dofasco. Gregory Aziz was only able to purchase National Steel Car after making several good banking decisions and investment opportunities. National Steel Car is based out of Hamilton Ontario and is North America’s leader in railroad freight car manufacturing.
James Aziz wasn’t always in the rail car business. Gregory Aziz originally worked in the Wholesale food business, where he worked for his family business, Affiliated Foods. Over the next 16 years the company grew to become a worldwide importer of fresh food from South America, Central America and Europe. After spending years growing the family business, Greg James Aziz was able to facilitate the acquisition of National Steel Car. Gregory J Aziz had the intent to turn National Steel Car, a once great Canadian company into North America’s leading railroad freight car manufacturer. Greg Aziz focused on the company’s strong engineering capabilities, and with considerable capital and human investment was able to grow the company from being able to manufacture 3,500 cars per year to 12,000 cars per year by 1999. Greg Aziz’s company also grew to employ nearly 3,000 people from just 600 people when the company was originally acquired. Today National Steel Car is the industry leader in new car innovation, and builds thousands of new freight cars each year. National Steel Car is North America’s only railroad freight car engineering and manufacturing company certified ISO 900I:2008 and has held this honor for the last 18 years. National Steel Car has been honored with TTX SECO highest quality award Since 1996 just 2 years after Aziz acquired National Steel Car the company began being honored with this reward. Visit This Page to learn more.
National Steel Car is part of the Hamilton community and continues to sponsor community events, charities and other organizations including, the Salvation Army, the United Way, Theatre Aquarius, and the Hamilton Opera. Every year thousands of employees old and new and their families attend the Company Christmas Party each year many also participate in the National Steel Car food drive for local food banks. It is companies like National Steel Car and extraordinary visionaries like Greg Aziz that make America great.