Gregory Aziz: A Brief Profile of National Steel Car’s President and CEO

National Steel car is one of North America’s leaders in the engineering and manufacturing of railroad freight cars. Headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, the company was founded in 1912 and has been one of Canada’s top three rolling stock manufacturers for over 100 years.

Standing at the forefront of National Steel Car is Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman Gregory James Aziz. He has been with the company since 1994. During that time a focus on expanding manufacturing and engineering capabilities led to a massive expansion. In just under four years after Aziz joined the company it grew from manufacturing 3,500 cars per year to 12,000 cars. During that same time, a strong investment in human capital and a focus on team building grew employment from 600 to nearly 3,000 team members.

Greg J. Aziz is an Ontario native and his passion for serving the local community has become engrained in the company culture of National Steel Car. The company is fiercely dedicated to serving the community and are ongoing sponsors of the United Way, Theatre Aquarius, Hamilton Opera and the Salvation Army, among many other local charities. The company also encourages team members to seek out and serve personal charities, with the help of their parent company.

Greg Aziz got his early start working at his family’s wholesale food company after he graduated from Western University with a major in economics. While Aziz worked at the company, named Affiliated Foods, it expanded to become a global importer of fresh foods from Europe and South America where it then distributed the food to markets all across the United States and Canada.

 

In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Gregory J Aziz worked as a successful investment banker. It was during his time in that role that he spearheaded the sale of National Steel Car from its previous owner in 1994. This purchase was iconic as it brought the company back to its former glory as North America’s leading manufacturer or railroad fried cars. He then became a part of National Steel Car in 1994. See More Information Here.

 

National Steel Car continues to thrive in a rapidly evolving industry. The company has established itself as an industry leader in pursuing excellence in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. The bold leadership of Gregory J. Aziz continues to make sure that National Steel Car will be successful for years to come and will continue to generate thousands of jobs in Canada.