Gregory J Aziz is the President, CEO, and Chairman of National Steel Car. National Steel Car has been a leading business in railroad freight car engineering and manufacturing for over 100 years. With headquarters in Hamilton Ontario, National Steel Car has managed to win the trust of its customers and a company that offers high-quality services, driven by values and a sense of purpose.
Greg Aziz’s journey dates back to 1949 when he was born. His started realizing his dream of venturing into the business when he joined Ridley College and then proceeded to the University of Western Ontario and majored in economics. Upon his graduation from the university, James Aziz joined his family and helped them in running Affiliate Foods, a wholesale food business that grew within a span of 16 years to become a giant in importing of fresh foods from Europe, Central, and South America. Apart from working in the family business, Greg Aziz has also worked in several investment banking opportunities in the New York City in the late 1980s and early 1990s before thinking of another line of business.
In 1994, Gregory James Aziz wanted to venture into the business of manufacturing and engineering of cars. He organized the purchase of National Steel Car from Dofasco. The company was then in Canada. James Aziz’s aim was to transform National Steel Car from not just the greatest Canadian company but also a leading North America’s company in the business of manufacturing railroads freight cars. By 1999, Greg James Aziz has managed to transform National Steel Car from its manufacturing base of 3,500 cars per year to manufacturing 12,000 cars. Greg J Aziz also managed to transform the company from an employment capacity of 600 hundred to almost 3,000.
James Aziz’s dreams do not lie in National Steel Car alone. He and his wife, Irene, are the major sponsors of Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Canada’s most known and prominent agricultural fair. Ever since he took over the helm of National Steel Car, Greg James Aziz has been instrumental in making sure that the company sticks to its core values and working with a sense of purpose this will always place it ahead of its competitors and to the satisfaction of their customers. Those who know Greg Aziz say that he is a man with passion and who never let go of any idea that is good.