Gregory J Aziz is the present CEO, Chairman, and President of the well-recognized company, National Steel Car. It is one of the leading firms in the railroad freight car industry. The company, which is based in Hamilton, Ontario, has long been known for their excellent quality in freight car engineering and manufacturing.


Gregory James Aziz was born in London, Ontario on April 30, 1949. He finished school at Ridley College and pursued another degree in Economics at the prestigious University of Western Ontario.


James Aziz first started in another industry, namely Affiliated Foods. Affiliated Foods is a family wholesale business that Mr. Greg Aziz joined in 1971. During his stay within the company, it has expanded to become one of the most well-known importers of fresh produce coming from regions of Central America, South America, as well as Europe. Affiliated Foods also become the distributors of fresh produce in Eastern Canada and many parts of United States.


After partnering with Affiliated Foods, Gregory Aziz started exploring ventures in banking at New York during 1980-1990s. After many successful transactions, he was able to eventually purchase National Steel Car from Defasco during the year 1994. His goal was for the company to grow and be transformed into a leading firm in its industry. Through Gregory James Aziz dedication and leadership, He was able to turn National Steel Car into an innovative business with impressive engineering strategies, quality human capital investments, and strong team-building qualities. National Steel Car continued to grow to about 3,500 cars every year, with an additional 12,000 cars by the year 1999. Employees were also hired from 600 to 3,000 during this time.


Greg Aziz prides himself in the high quality of his work and the culture he exhibits towards the personnel in National Steel Car. He emphasizes that mediocrity is not the key to success–but relentless innovation. It is important for Gregory James Aziz to continue to understand the latest trends in the industry, as well as the most effective means to care for his clients as well as all his stakeholders. Additionally, National Steel Car provides opportunities by supporting many community causes such as Salvation Army, Hamilton Opera, United Way, and other numerous charitable organizations. Click Here to learn more.


Greg Aziz and his wife Irene Aziz are also sponsors of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. They believe that through being a sponsor in such events, they will bring in hope for the livelihood of agricultural workers within the community.