Gregory James Aziz leads one of the world’s most trusted railroad freight car manufacturing and engineering companies, National Steel Car. Greg Aziz has been the chairman and CEO for the company since 1994 and also serves as the chairman of National Industries, Inc. National Steel Car is the only freight car company in all of North America to engineer and manufacture. The company manufactures thousands of brand new railroad freight cars every year, while their expert team of engineers work together to produce the next innovations in the industry.
Greg J Aziz was born on April 30, 1949 in London, Ontario, Canada. He studied at Ridley College in Ontario, shortly thereafter he attended the University of Western Ontario and majored in economics. Greg Aziz’s family own a wholesale food company called Affiliated Foods, he started working there in 1971 and the company grew overtime to become a global importer of fresh foods. The food was imported from European and South American countries and distributed to every fresh food wholesale market located across Eastern Canada and the United States.
During the late ’80s and early ’90s, Gregory James Aziz worked as an investment banker in New York City. In 1994, he had seen a new opportunity and purchased National Steel Car from ArcelorMittal Dofasco, he transformed the company to mass produce quality freight cars. In 1999, the company had substantially grown and manufactured up to 12,000 railroad freight cars annually instead of their usual quota of 3,500 railcars. The company’s 600 employed workers jumped to 3,000 during that time as well. National Steel Car has been consecutively honored with the TTX SECO highest quality award since 1996, they also are the only ISO 9001:2008 certified railroad freight car company in the world. See Related Link for more information’
National Steel Car is based in Hamilton, Ontario and was established in 1912. The company is proud of their workers and the Hamilton community. They show their appreciation every year by hosting the National Steel Car Christmas Party event where thousands of workers and their families come to help out with the company’s large food drive that supports the community’s local food banks. The company also has sponsored many local businesses and charities including the Hamilton Opera, United way, Theatre Aquarius, The Salvation Army and so many others. Gregory James Aziz and his wife Irene actively sponsor one of Canada’s most anticipated events, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair each year.