Under the leadership of Gregory James Aziz, National Steel Car leads the industry in new railroad freight car originality and modernization.
National Steel Car’s chairman, president and chief executive officer Gregory J Aziz purchased the company from Dofasco in 1994 with the purpose of making a thorough change to turn out a stronger company.
To achieve his objective, Greg Aziz heightened National Steel Car’s solid engineering resources, team collaborative tasks as well as human and capital investment.
Specifically, over the first five years of taking control of National Steel Car, from 1994 to 1999, Aziz increased the company’s employment population from 600 to almost 3,000. And during the same time, he expanded its manufacturing capability from 3,500 cars per year to 12,000 cars.
For more than 20 years National Steel Car continues to challenge itself to build superior railcars and to carry out high on-time delivery execution.
The Hamilton, Ontario-based company, which takes pride in being one of the leading railroad car manufacturing and engineering companies in North America, is the only North American railcar company certified ISO 90001:2008. And it has received the annual TTX SECO award time and again for more than ten years.
Aziz is a well experienced and recognized business leader who trusts that through hard work anyone can reach their objectives. By way of his guidance, National Steel Car has been at the top of its competitors for several years. He credits this to the company’s people who together have built an astonishing company.
Greg Aziz was born in April 1949 in London, Ontario. He attended Ridley College and later joined the University of Western Ontario where he focused on economics.
Following graduation, Aziz worked together with his family in the wholesale food business, Affiliated Foods. The company underwent major growth over 16 years to become a leading worldwide importer of fresh foods and a merchant to the entire top fresh food wholesale markets throughout the United States and Eastern Canada.
After working in several investment positions with a variety of banking opportunities in New York, he was able to coordinate the purchase of National Steel Car. See This Page to learn more.
The company is committed to giving back to the community through sponsorship to the Hamilton Opera, the Salvation Army, the United Way and the Theatre Aquarius, among other charities.
Greg and his wife Irene are sponsors of Canada’s agricultural fair, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.