Gregory Aziz: Steering the National Steel Car

Gregory J Aziz is the chief executive officer, President, and Chairman of National Steel Car, which is among the world’s leading car engineering, railroad freight, and manufacturing companies based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Greg Aziz was born on April 30, 1949, in London. He studied at Ridley College. He also studied at UWO (University of Western Ontario), where he majored in economics. In the year 1971, he joined Affiliated Foods, the wholesale food business of his family.

 

Over a period of 16 years, the company grew to become a global fresh food importer from South and Central America and Europe. It also distributed to all the major wholesale markets in Eastern Canada and throughout the United States. After Greg Aziz worked on various investment banking job opportunities in NY between the late 80s and early nineties, he was able to arrange the acquisition of National Steel Car in the year 1994, from Dofasco, with the aim to transform the once great company in Canada into the leading manufacturer of railroad freight in America.

 

Emphasizing the company’s strong engineering capabilities, team building, as well as considerable capital and human investment, National Steel Car extended its capability of manufacturing from 3,500 cars yearly at the time of acquisition to 12,000 cars by the year 1999. During the same period, employment grew from roughly 600 to around 3,000. Go to This Page for more.

 

 

This present day, its constant pursuit of manufacturing and engineering perfection, National Steel Car is a leader in the industry in the innovation of new car while building hundreds of brands new freight car every year. It’s the only engineering and manufacturing of railroad freight car company in North America accredited ISO 9001:2008; it has held this honor for almost two decades through numerous recertification rounds. National Steel Car has constantly been honored with the with the highest quality award of TTX SECO since 1996.

 

The company is devoted to the community of Hamilton and has sponsored the Salvation Army, the United Way, the Hamilton Opera, Theatre Aquarius, and many other local charities. Many employees, both present, and the past, including their children attend the Christmas party organized by the company every year and they take part in the major food drive of the company for the local food banks.

 

Gregory James Aziz and his spouse Irene are sponsors of the most famous agricultural fair in Canada known as the Royal (Royal Agricultural Winter Fair).