Greg Aziz is the President, Chairman and the CEO of leading manufacturing company known as National Steel Car which is the world’s number one tank cars and railroad freight cars engineering and manufacturing companies located in Hamilton Ontario Canada. At 68 years, James Aziz underwent part of his studies at the Ridley College before joining University of Western Ontario for economics studies. After finishing his education, Greg J Aziz joined his family business in 1971 in a company called Affiliated Foods. The company mostly focused on importing fresh foods from South and Central America and Europe which he would later distribute to markets across Eastern Canada and the United States of America.
Gregory James Aziz had worked in different investment banks in the late 1980s and 1990’s. In 1994, Greg J Aziz bought National Steel Car with investments he had made. He bought from another organization known as from Dofasco. Aziz’s primary goal was to transform the Canadian company into North America’s top railroad freight car maker. Through capital and human resource investment, team building and high engineering capabilities of National Steel Car, the company was able to surpass its annual production from 3,500 cars to 12,000. This tremendous improvement was achieved in only five years. The company also added its workforce from 600 to 3,000 workers thanks to the excellent leadership of James Aziz. Through the leadership of Greg James Aziz, National Steel Cars leads the new car innovation and also producing over twelve-thousand of new cars annually.
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The company is also the only North America’s single railroad freight car maker and engineering company to achieve the ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company has held the award for the last 18 years through yearly recertification processes. On top of that, it has been honored with the TTX SECO award which it has held since 1996. The award marks the company with the highest quality production. Additionally, Greg Aziz also gives back to the community through National Steel Car by sponsoring various community-based projects like Theatre Aquarius, the United Way, The Salvation Army, and Hamilton Opera among others. Also, thousands of the company’s current and former employees are invited to annual National Steel Car’s Christmas Party where they also participate in the company’s primary food drive meant for the various banks in Ontario. Together with his wife Irene, they are the financier of the great Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. This is Canada’s biggest agricultural fair.