Gregory James Aziz was born on 30th April 1949 in London Ontario. He is the current President, chair and CEO of National Steel Car based in Hamilton, Ontario. Greg Aziz attended Ridley College; he holds a degree in economics from the West University. National Steel Car is one of the global leaders in freight, railroad and car manufacturing and engineering company.
In 1971, Gregory James Aziz joined his family’s food business-Affiliated Foods. The company, in over 16 years expanded to become an international exporter of fresh foods from South and Central America and Europe distributing fresh foods in wholesale markets in Eastern Canada and across the United States.
Greg J Aziz served at several banking investment companies in New York between late 1980s and early 1990s. In 1994, James Aziz was able to purchase National Steel Car from Dofasco. He helped uplift the company from a Canadian company to be among the top engineering firms in North America. The company’s expansion has resulted from their robust engineering capabilities, considerable capital and human capabilities, and team building. Currently, it produces 12,000 cars from 3500 it was manufacturing at the purchase period. Employees have increased from 600 to over 3000.
Greg James Aziz’s relentless pursuit of manufacturing and engineering has paid off as National Steel Car continues to lead in the new car innovation industry. The company services include freight car parts, components, and after-market sales such as brake piping, fulcrum brackets, handholds, ladder rounds, trucks and wheelsets, and body bolsters. They have increased their production of new car freight railroad over the years. It is the only manufacturing, engineering and railroad-freight car firm with ISO 9001:2008 certification. It has held that honor for 18 years after getting numerous recertification rounds. From 1996, it has been persistently honored with the TTX SECO an award that recognizes the highest quality. Click Here for more information.
Greg J Aziz and National Steel Car are committed to giving back to the Hamilton community. Their most significant contribution is the provision of thousands of well-paying jobs to the Ontario residents helping them raise their families. They sponsor many local charities such as the Salvation Army, the Hamilton Opera, Theatre Aquarius, and the United Way. They host Christmas Party every year for their current and past employees and their children and are part of the firm’s key food drive for resident food banks. Together with his wife, they sponsor the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair; it is one of the most popular agricultural fair in Canada.