The Story of Gregory Aziz, National Steel Car CEO

Gregory James Aziz is the man behind the success of North America’s leading manufacturer of railroad and freight cars, National Steel Car. Born in London Ontario, 69-year-old Greg J Aziz followed his passion in business by taking his first degree at Ridley College before studying Economics at the University of Western Ontario.

He then joined Affiliated Foods, a family owned business that imported fresh foods from Europe, Central and South America supplying them to United States and Eastern Canada. Within his tenure, Affiliated Foods became a global importer. Gregory James Aziz then left for New York where he ventured into the world of banking between the late 80s and early 90s.

It is while in New York that the mastermind Gregory Aziz got the idea to purchase National Steel Car and make it North America’s top only railroad freight car, engineering and manufacturing company, a move he accomplished when he bought it from DOFASCO in 1994. Through Gregory James Aziz’s vision, business administration expertise, service to the community and maintaining excellent employee employer relationships, National Steel Car has achieved client satisfaction by providing quality and affordable car parts. These parts mainly are handholds and ladder rounds, fulcrum brackets, brake piping, body bolsters and trucks, wheel sets among others.

National Steel Car has leaped immensely under Gregory James Aziz’s leadership by becoming North America’s only railroad freight car, engineering and manufacturing company with ISO certification, ISO 9001:2008. The company, through maintaining healthy relationships with clients and suppliers has been honoured with the TTX SECO highest quality award since 1996.

 

A great believer of teamwork, Gregory J Aziz treats employees of National Steel car to Christmas parties. He ensures that National Steel car benefits the society through charities by using some of its profit to sponsor Theatre Aquarius, Salvation Army, The Hamilton Opera and The United Way. Greg James Aziz has also taught his employees the act of giving encouraging them to take part in food drives for local food banks. See This Page for more information

 

As National Steel Car’s equestrian chairperson, Greg j Aziz, his wife Irene and their two daughters take a front seat in sponsoring the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Canada’s most prominent agricultural fair. They also enjoy horse riding.