Gregory Aziz Continues To Lead The North America Railcar Industry


Greg Aziz is the current Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the National Steel Car company. They are one of the biggest railroad freight car manufacturing businesses in the world. National Steel Car has focused on engineering and manufacturing for over 100 years. The company says that the cornerstone of their business is the dedication of their people. The company is based in Hamilton, Ontario.

Gregory James Aziz was born in a southwestern Ontario city called London. He attended Ridley College. Greg eventually went to the University of Western Ontario and pursued the study of economics. He then decided to work for Affiliate Foods, his family’s wholesale food company. Affiliate Foods specializes in importing fresh food from South America, Europe, and Central America. He spent the next 16 years expanding the family business until they were importing foods to Eastern Canada and the United States.


In New York, during the late 1980s, he successfully participated in putting together multiple investment banking transactions. In 1994, Greg James Aziz helped organize the purchase of National Steel Car from its previous owner; DOFASCO. with the intent to build it into the largest North American freight car company. Then Greg helped to grow the company to 3,000 employees. By 1994 they were the leading railcar manufacturer in North America, and they had the capacity to manufacture 12,000 railcars each year.


National Steel Car continues to lead the way in new innovations thanks to their ongoing effort that focuses on excellence. During the last 18 years, the company has had the proud achievement of maintaining its ISO 9001:2008 certification. Since 1996, the National Steel Car company has repeatedly received the TTX SECO award. They continue to honor traditions, move forward, and have relentless focus on quality and excellence.


Gregory James Aziz and National Steel Car are highly involved with the local Hamilton Community. Some of the charitable organizations that they help sponsor includes the Salvation Army, the United Way, the Hamilton Opera, and Theater Aquarius. Each year, many of National Steel Car’s employees become involved in supporting local food banks. Also, Greg is a proud sponsor of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Read This Article for related information.