Greg James Aziz is the President, Chairman, and CEO of National Steel Car, the premier manufacturer of rolling stock in Canada. The company has been serving Canada for over 100 years and is a well-respected and productive firm, having been awarded TTX SECO accolades continuously for over a decade. Aziz worked to improve and maintain the prestige of the company both domestically and abroad. The importance of the transportation industry in Canada is high, and National Steel Car is blazing the trail -or the proverbial rails- in said industry.
After studying at Ridley College and attaining his degree in Economics at Western University in London, Ontario, Gregory James Aziz worked at his family’s Wholesale business, Affiliated Foods. Using his innate business acumen and education to his advantage, Gregory J Aziz built that company into a major supplier of foods from three continents, distributing it to grocers across Canada and the United States.
For a time, he worked as an Investment banker in New York City before beginning his tenure at National Steel Car in 1994. He purchased the company from its then owner, Dofasco, growing production from 3,500 cars annually to four times that number only five years later. Employment also grew from 600 to 3,000, invigorating London, Ontario’s economy. By harnessing the innate advantages, the company had, he transformed National Steel Car into an industrial powerhouse.
National Steel Car works to improve the vital transit infrastructure that Canada -and the World- need to build a 21st-century future. By focusing on quality and reliability while delivering in volume, the company helps create jobs and connect the country. Leading an expert management team, Gregory James Aziz has helped mold the North American locomotive industry into a new era. National Steel Car also sells after-market parts to freight companies.
Greg Aziz and National Steel Car also have an extensive philanthropic history. they support cultural organizations such as the Hamilton Opera and the Theatre Aquarius. In addition, they have sponsored the United Way and the Salvation Army in their important nonprofit work. In addition, Aziz has given to food drives and other community initiatives. Greg Aziz’ career is an example for young entrepreneurs who wish to become successful businesspeople.