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Gregory Aziz: Leader, CEO and Role Model

1909308_1405440073054185_660900271_oGregory James Aziz is currently the CEO of National Steel Car Ltd. It is the largest railcar manufacturer in the United States. With James Aziz at the helm, National Steel Car has become the most respected and accomplished company it the railcar industry. National Steel Car has won the TTX SECO award for best steel car producer for 13 consecutive years. The company has been manufacturing steel cars for over 100 years since its inception in 1912, but National Steel Car’s best years have been since James Aziz took charge in 1994.


The company has developed and supported local communities in Ontario and continuously provides support to several charitable organizations and non-profit projects. Mr. Greg Aziz’s dedication and commitment to National Steel Car has seen it increase production, improve efficiency and greatly increase its customer relations and loyalty. Greg says the company’s success is only possible because of the talented and dedicated team members. It hires more than 2000 individuals and indirectly provides thousands of jobs for its suppliers and affiliates. It is currently the only company in the entire industry that is regularly recertified by the ISO 9001:2008 for its continuous efforts to improve efficiency, maintain regulations and increase the working conditions for its workforce.


James Aziz earned his bachelor’s degree from Ridley College and Master’s degree from the University of Western Ontario majoring in economics. Prior to his work at National Steel Car Greg worked for his family business a popular wholesale food importer and distributor. Affiliated Foods was James’ family business and currently operates on a global scale. It was only when Greg moved to National Steel that his passion and drive began. Gregory James Aziz took charge and negotiated the purchase of National Steel Car from its previous owner, Dofasco. This marked the beginning of a transformation that tripled National Steel’s sales, increased employment to over 2000 and led the company to consistent success and record-breaking sales numbers.


Greg and his wife Irene are strong promoters of the local Hamilton area and continuously support and sponsor local businesses, activities, events and charities. Canada’s largest agricultural fair is held every year in the city of Toronto, Canada. Greg and his wife are yearly visitors and sponsors of the royal affair. The Canadian Royal Family are guests of honor every year. Gregory James Aziz encourages the maintenance and growth of Canada’s culture, values and history.


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