As of 1994 Gregory James Aziz is the owner and CEO of National Steel Car in Hamilton, Ontario. He purchased this company which has been around for more than a hundred years but had fallen on hard times when he took over. His successful management of the company has returned it to being one of the premier railcar designers and manufacturers in all of North America. In addition to his role as CEO Greg James Aziz is also the president and chairman of the board of National Steel Car.
Greg Aziz is a graduate of Ridley College. After finishing at this educational institution, he then attended the University of Western Ontario and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
Greg Aziz (sometimes known as James Aziz due to his middle name) comes from a family that ran a wholesale food company. This company, Affiliated Foods, sources food from a number of regions including both central and south America as Europe. They then supply grocers and other companies with this food in both the United States and the eastern portion of Canada.
Under Greg Aziz’s leadership, National Steel Car has ably supplied railroad based companies with the freight cars they need to move goods. The quality of railroad freight cars that they provide to these companies is recognized within the industry as one of the best in the field. The types of cars they provide also run the gamut including tank car of various sizes, auto racks, coal, center beam, covered hopper, gondola, intermodal spine, jumbo box car, and others. Any type of freight that needs to be moved by train can be handled by one of the different railroad vehicles that National Steel Car provides. Click Here for more information.
Today National Steel Car employees more than 2000 professionals. Gregory Aziz’s role is to oversee the company’s day to day operations as well at the long-term strategic vision that he has set for it. He has also accomplished something that nobody else in the industry has done which is to be certified ISO 9001:2008 for several years. Additionally, his company has been awarded the TTX SECO award 13 times for several consecutive years.
Beyond his role at National Steel Car Greg Aziz is also a philanthropist. He donates money to a wide variety of causes including institutions such as the Hamilton Opera, the Salvation Army, the United Way, and food banks around Hamilton.