A lifelong resident of Ontario, Gregory James Aziz is currently the CEO, Chairman, and President of National Steel Car, a manufacturing, and engineering company specializing in railroad freight cars.
Since his birth in London, Ontario in April of 1949, Greg Aziz maintained his connections to Ontario by his education at Ridley College, followed by his majoring in Economics at the University of Western Ontario. He became involved in the family business of wholesale food in 1971. Affiliated Foods would eventually grow to be a major international importer of foodstuffs, with products available from across the globe. Affiliated Foods would eventually grow to supply the entire United States as well as Eastern Canada.
From the 1980s through the 1990s Greg J Aziz pursued many investment banking opportunities until he was finally able to organize the purchase of National Steel Car in 1994. The company grew exponentially, leveraging strong engineering and manufacturing capabilities as well as a substantial capital investment until the company controlled over 12,000 freight cars and employed over 3,000 people by 1999.
National Steel Car now leads the industry, building thousands of new cars annually.
The company also supports the Hamilton community, via sponsorship of the United Way, Salvation Army, and numerous local charities and events. The company, led by Greg Aziz, also runs an annual drive to support local food banks.
National Steel Car, now a railroad freight car, engineering, and manufacturing company under the leadership of Mr. Aziz, now employs thousands of people and remains an industry leader in the engineering and manufacture of railway cars. 100 years of experience has earned National Steel Car the reputation as North America’s leading railroad car manufacturer.
National Steel Car has earned the ISO 9001:2008 certification for 18 years in a row. The company has maintained this certification through numerous rounds of recertification. National Steel Car has also been consistently honored with the TTX Supplier Evaluation Committee (SECO) “Highest Quality Award” annually since 1996. See This Page for related information.
Gregory J Aziz and his wife Irene are proud sponsors of the Hamilton Opera, the Theatre Aquarius, and the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, as well as numerous other charities and causes.