Gregory Aziz’s Venture In Car Manufacturing

Greg Aziz is the current Chief Executive Officers of the National Steel Car in Canada. He became the CEO of the company 23 years ago. Greg has steered the company into becoming the leading railroad freight car manufacturer in North America. He is also the President and Chairman of the manufacturing company’s board of directors. National Steel Car has its headquarters in Hamilton, Ontario.

Greg Aziz was born and raised in London, England. He studies at the Ridley College. He, later on, joined the University of Western Ontario in Canada for his undergraduate studies and graduated with a degree in Economics. After his graduation, he started working for Affiliated Foods which is his family business. The business had been in existence for more than 16 years.


Prior to acquiring National Steel Car, he worked in numerous investment companies based in New York City. He purchased the National Steel Car from Dofasco in 1994. He was dedicated to changing the company into becoming one of the leading manufacturers of railroad freight car in Canada and in the North American region as a whole. Under his leadership, the manufacturing company increased its manufacturing capacity from 3,500 railroad cars to 12,000 by 1999. The expansion was made possible by the company’s staff that had expertise in engineering. The number of employees increased to 3,000 from 600 in the same period.

National Steel Car is a leader in car innovations. It builds dozens of new railroad freight cars every year. Their quality cars have ready markets all over the world. The engineering expertise at the company is excellent. The company was awarded the coveted TTX SECO prize for its continued dominance in the industry for 13 years.


James Aziz and National Steel Cars have been involved in philanthropic activities in the society. It has generously given back to the Hamilton community National Steel has supported and funded several charities in Hamilton. In the recent past, National steel funded the Salvation Army, the Hamilton Opera, the United Way, and the Theatre Aquarius organization among other charitable organization in Hamilton. Every year, the car manufacturing company organizes the National Steel Car Christmas Party for their employees. In the event is often attended employees as well as ex-employees. The event promotes harmony in the society and strengthens relationships between people. Gregory J. Aziz and his wife Irene Aziz sponsor the Royal Agricultural Fair. The fair is the most popular fair in Canada. Refer to This Site.


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