Greg Aziz is the Chairman, President and CEO of North America’s only National Steel Car manufacturer, based in Hamilton Ontario.
This influential personality was born in London, Ontario on April 30th April 1949. He attended Ridley Business College in London. He would later major in the field of at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Thereafter, Greg Aziz came back home to join their family owned business, Affiliated foods, in 1971. It is here that he horned his skills as an astute entrepreneur. In 16 years, the company grew in leap and bounds to distinguish itself as a global importer of fresh food products from as far as South America, Central America and Europe. Moreover, it became one the leading fresh food distributors to successful and renown wholesale distributors of fresh foods across Eastern Canada and the United States.
Mr. Aziz would later engage himself into various investment banking opportunities in the city of New York in the late 80s and early 90s. It was during this stint that he stumbled upon a life changing investment opportunity to purchase National Steel Car from Dofasco in 1994. His business prowess further came to the limelight with his vision to transform Nation Steel Car, a shell of its former glory, to become North America’s leading railcar engineering and manufacturing company.
To date, National Steel Car has distinguished itself as one of the leading car freight manufactures in the world. Gregory’s relentless pursuit of engineering and manufacturing excellence in this industry has seen National Steel Car become the leader in car innovation, churning out thousands of new rail road freight cars every year. Production has increased to 12,500 quality freight cars annually from 3,500 when he purchased it.
Greg’s passion in manufacturing high quality and safe railcars is unmatched and is no doubt the reason for the company’s repetitive success. See This Page to learn more.
In less than a decade from when Gregory J Aziz acquired the company, employment grew fivefold from about 600 to nearly 3,000 to date. Under his astute leadership National Steel car is the only North American railcar manufacturing company certified ISO 9000:2008 a position it has held for the last 18 years. The Company has consistently been honored with highly reputable awards such as the TTX SECO award since 1966.
Greg, a known philanthropist currently resides in Canada with his wife Irene. They are sponsors of among others the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, which is Canada’s most outstanding agricultural fair.