Gregory Aziz’s Accomplishments and Work Experiences

Posted on October 5, 2017 By

Gregory James Aziz is the President, CEO, and chairman of National Steel Car. It is one of the world’s leading railroad manufacturing and freight car engineering firms in Hamilton, Ontario.

In the year 1949, April 30, Gregory J Aziz was born in London, Ontario. He received his college education at Ridley College, but later on, went to the University Of Western Ontario to major in Economics.


After graduating from University, Gregory James Aziz Joined his family’s wholesale food business known as Affiliated Foods in 1971. With the assistance of James Aziz, the firm grew within sixteen years to become an international importer of fresh foods from South, and Central America, as well as Europe. The company’s fresh food distributions run across all the major wholesale markets in Eastern Canada and the United States.

Gregory James Aziz worked on several investment banking opportunities in the late 80s as well as the early 1990s in the state of New York, and that is how he was able to organize and acquire the National Steel Car from Dofasco in 1994. Mr. James Aziz’s goal of buying the National Steel Car was to transform this great Canadian firm into the leading North America’s railroad freight car manufacturing company.


Prior to Mr. Gregory J Aziz acquire the National Steel Car, the firm had a reputation for strong engineering capabilities as well as unmatched team-building all achieved by considerable capital and human investment. According to records dated the year 1999, the firm has expanded its manufacturing ability from 3,500 vehicles annually to 12,000 cars. Employment still in the same year grew from 600 people to almost 3,000 new hires.

Thanks to its persistent pursuit of manufacturing and engineering excellence, today National Steel Car takes the lead in the industry’s new car revolution while constructing thousands of new railroad freight cars annually. Mr. James Aziz firm is North America’s lone railroad engineering, manufacturing and freight car company certified under ISO 9001:2008. National Steel Car has held this honor for the last eighteen years via a couple of tests which all led to its recertification. The firm has consistently won the TTX SECO highest quality award from the year 1996. Click Here For More Info.


National Steel Car Philanthropy under The Leadership of Gregory James Aziz


Mr. James Aziz’s firm is currently committed to the Hamilton community and has sponsored numerous other local charities like the Hamilton Opera, Theatre Aquarius, United Way, Salvation Army and several other charity groups.

National steel car’s philanthropy also extends to thousands of employees, both current and retired, as well as their children by hosting them each year to the company’s Christmas Party and giving them an opportunity to participate in the firm’s food drive for local food banks.


Greg and his wife Irene are sponsors of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Canada’s most prominent agricultural fair.

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