Meet Gregory Aziz- President and CEO of National Steel Car

Greg Aziz is the Chairman, President & CEO of National Steel Car, one of the world’s leading railroad freight car engineering and manufacturing companies. Greg Aziz was born in Ontario Canada. He went to Ridley College. After his time at Ridley, he studied Economics at University of Western Ontario.


His career began in 1971 at his family wholesale food business, Affiliated Foods. Today the company is a major importer of fresh foods. It now services wholesale markets across the United States and Eastern Canada.


Later James Aziz worked on investment opportunities in New York. He orchestrated the purchase of National Steel Car from Dofasco in 1994. Within a short period of five years he raised the manufacturing capability from 3,500 cars per year to 12,000 cars.


Greg attributes National Steel Car’s success to their deep sense of purpose and true core values. Greg’s message on the National Steel Car homepage states, “The cornerstone of this great company is our people. We are immensely proud of what we have achieved together. National Steel Car today is more dynamic, diverse, innovative and values-driven than ever before”.


National Steel Car has prospered under the leadership of Gregory J. Aziz. Based in Hamilton, Ontario, National Steel Car is a premier North American railroad car engineering and manufacturing company. It is the only North American railcar manufacturer that holds the ISO 9001: 2008 certification.


The firm has consistently won the TTX SECO award for over a decade. The SECO program measures each supplier’s performance in various areas such as delivery, performance, cost competitiveness, total quality management, customer Service and finance and administration. Because of its mastery in these areas, National Steel Car is often recognized as North Americas leading railroad freight and tank car manufacturer. See More Information Here.


National Steel Car gives back to its community through various sponsorships and donations. It sponsors Theater Aquarius and the Hamilton Opera. They donate to the Salvation Army and the United Way. Greg James Aziz models responsible stewardship. Greg and his wife also sponsor the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.


Greg James Aziz let the public know what to expect from the future of National Steel car when he stated, ” We are constantly challenging ourselves. We are persistently raising the bar. We know how to focus our strengths with efficiency unmatched in the rail industry”. There is no doubt that we will see more success and innovations from this industry leading company.


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