Gregory J. Aziz heads the National Steel Car, a company that is recognized globally for its innovative designs and manufacturing of rail freight and tank cars. Greg James Aziz was born in London, Ontario on April 30, 1949. National Steel Car Company is located in Hamilton Ontario and has over 100 years of excellence engineering, manufacturing and a commitment to quality.
The company has earned a reputation in North America as the leading railroad freight car manufacturer.
Gregory James Aziz received his education at Ridley College, and he later pursued Economics degree at the University of Western Ontario. Greg Aziz has come from an entrepreneurial family a fact proven by the family owning a company by the name Affiliated Foods, which is involved in the sale of foods at a wholesale price.
After completing his education, Greg joined the family company in 1971, and the company grew to become a global importer of fresh foods from different parts of the world namely Europe, Central and South America. It also becomes a supplier of wholesale fresh foods in all markets across the United States and Eastern Canada.
Most people may ask how Greg was able to earn himself leadership at National Steel Car but after working on several investment opportunities in New York in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s Greg was able to purchase National Steel Car from Dofasco in 1994. Gregory James Aziz aimed to change this once great Canadian company into a North American company which would later emerge as the country’s leading railroad freight car manufacturer.
Under the leadership of Greg, and the strong engineering capabilities that National Steel Car had, accompanied by the team building skills and considerable human and capital investment, the company was able to extend its operations. Its manufacturing capability rose from manufacturing 3,500 cars yearly to 12,000 cars by the year 1999. It also increased the number of employees from around 600 to almost 3,000. Refer to This Article for more information.
National Steel Car is committed to serving the Hamilton community and is the sponsor of some local charities such as Theater Aquarius among others. Greg has a social side of him too as seen by his involvement on Facebook and LinkedIn accounts where he engages the audience by sharing the activities and profile of National Steel Car. The leadership of Greg has seen the company earn many awards and honors such as the TTX SECO highest quality award since 1996.