nown as a proven leader in the railroad freight car manufacturing and engineering industry, Gregory James Aziz continues to steer National Steel Car in a direction of excellence. Holding the title of President and CEO of National Steel Car, Aziz has the responsibility of keeping a 100-year-old Canadian company relevant and proactively innovative. The company takes pride in its ISO 9001:2008 certification, praised by the industry because only NSC holds that certification in North America. Founded in 1912, National Steel Car was founded by six entrepreneurs to bring high-quality engineering and manufacturing together with business integrity. For almost two decades, National Steel Car has received the TTX preferred Supplier Evaluation Committee (SECO) annual award.
Gregory Aziz raises the level of excellence by being attentive to feedback, financial analysis reports, and the expectations of NSC stakeholders. Focus and stellar momentum are what has been nurtured by Greg Aziz as President and CEO, and he learned those revenue-producing skills while assisting in the growth of his family’s wholesale food business.
Born in 1949, Aziz began his life in the city of London, Ontario. After earning his degree in economics while attending the University of Western Ontario, he began to gather real-life business savvy working with his family at Affiliated Foods. Affiliated Foods expanded global distribution to U.S., Europe, Eastern Canada, Central and South America before Aziz moved on to various investment management positions in the 80’s and 90’s.
Greg Aziz purchased National Steel Car in 1994 and increased freight car production and number of employees which was an immediate goal of his as senior management. After physical and financial activities of determination, Gregory Aziz realized his goals. He had successfully revived National Steel Car and put it on the North American map by providing dependable, high-quality railcar engineering that is manufactured at competitive pricing points. Read More On This Page.
Gregory J. Aziz and his wife Irene are passionate philanthropists, with a commitment to supporting the charitable organizations of their surrounding community of Hamilton, Ontario. Theater Aquarius, The United Way, the Salvation Army and the local food banks that also provide jobs to the Hamilton area. Each Christmas season National Steel Car hosts a Christmas party for past and present employees. Gregory and Irene Aziz are also major sponsors of the famous Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Canada.