Gregory James Aziz’s journey to success

Gregory James Aziz is the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of National Steel Car. It is the world leading manufacturer and engineering company of railroad freight cars. National Steel Car Company is located in Hamilton, Ontario. James Aziz was born London, Ontario on April 30, 1949. He attended Ridley College.

Greg Aziz later joined the University of Western Ontario and majored in economics.Greg James Aziz helped to run a wholesale food business, Affiliated Food which was owned by his family. The company bloomed within a period of 16 years to become an international importer of fresh foods from Europe, Central, and South America. The business also distributed fresh food to major wholesalers in the United States and Eastern Canada.

In 1994, Greg Aziz used his earnings to purchase the National Steel Car from Dofasco. James Aziz had a vision of making the company the leader in railroad freight car manufacturing and engineering company in North America. Through his leadership, he emphasized on the company’s strong engineering capabilities and focused on team building, human resource, and capital investment. Using this strategy, Greg Aziz has managed to expand the company from manufacturing 3,500 cars per year to 12,000 cars per year by 1999. The number of employees also increased significantly from 600 to about 3,000 employees.

The National Steel Car Company is currently among the leading companies in the innovation of new cars. It is the only railroad freight car, engineering, manufacturing company in North America which is ISO certified 9001:2008. The company has held this honor for over a period of 18 years with multiple recertifications. The company has also received the TTX SECO highest quality award since 1996. National Steel Car has sponsored various activities within the Hamilton community. They include the United Way, Theatre Aquarius, the Hamilton Opera, the Salvation Army and other local charity organizations. The National Steel Car Company organize Christmas party for its former and current employees and their families every year. Greg Aziz and his wife are also the sponsors of the most prominent agricultural fair in Canada known as Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

The National Steel Car Company is committed to quality delivery to its clients. It is diverse, dynamic, and innovative and value driven company. Through the loyalty and commitment of its customers, the suppliers and a team of 2,000 members, the company outstands as the best and trusted company in the region.

Gregory James Aziz