Gregory James Aziz serves as the Chairman, President & CEO of National Steel Car, among the world’s leading company in railroad freight car and engineering services. The company is located in Hamilton, Ontario.
Greg’s Education and Career Path
Born in 1949, Greg Aziz studied at Ridley College and later University of Western Ontario to pursue economics as a major. In 1971, Greg joined his family’s wholesale business in Affiliated Foods. The family was importing fresh foods from Europe, Central, and South America and then distributing them to fresh food wholesale markets in the U.S. and Eastern Canada.
Having worked on some investment banking opportunities in New York from the late 1980s to early 1990s, James Aziz thought of buying National Steel Car from Dofasco in the year 1994. His main objective was to transform the popular Canadian company into a leading railroad freight car manufacturer in North America. The company had robust engineering capabilities, team-building ties, and significant human and capital investment. By 1999, manufacturing increased from 3,500 cars per year to 12,000. Employment rate also increased from 600 to approximately 3,000.
National Steel Car has experience of over a century in engineering, manufacturing. The company is committed to manufacturing quality cars. That has earned the company a brand reputation in North America as the leading railroad freight and tank car manufacturer. The company recognizes its employees as the significant contribution towards its success. The company continues to be more dynamic, diverse, and value-driven than before. The employees continuously challenge themselves by setting objectives that help them provide unmatched efficiency in the rail industry.
Customers have built trust in National Steel Car company through the high quality of railcars and service they get. The company ensures that they deliver just that to the client. That has seen National Steel Car be the only certified North American company in railroad freight under ISO 9001:2008. The company has also won major awards including the annual TTX SECO award that it has maintained for over a decade. Find More Information Here.
The company gives back to the Hamilton community by sponsoring numerous charities which include the Salvation Army local charity, the United Way, the Hamilton Opera, and Theatre Aquarius to name a few. The company organizes an annual event to bring together its past and present employees to celebrate Christmas Party and contribute food to local food banks.
Greg together with his wife Irene also sponsor the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, a popular agricultural event in Canada.