Business From the Past Meets Businessman of the Future: Gregory Aziz

There is so much that can be said about Chairman, CEO and President of National Steel Car, Gregory Aziz. His reputation for excellence is untouched and he has a track record of nothing but improvement in numbers and an incredible amount of respect. How do you get to a place of this stature and prestige?


Gregory James Aziz was born in London, Ontario in 1949. He later attended the University of Western Ontario where he majored economics. There and then were his strengths realized, as he graduated and went to work at the family wholesale food business called Affiliated Foods. Affiliated Foods eventually grew to worldwide status, with Greg Aziz and the rest of their team importing fresh foods, Affiliated Foods mainly distributed throughout the United States and Eastern Canada.


With the success of Affiliated Foods under his belt, Aziz then moved to on to New York where he began working on a few investment banking projects. It was then he discovered National Steel Car and decided to use his skill to fulfill the potential of the company, organizing the purchase of National Steel Car from Dofasco. The year he took over was 1994, and by 1999 the company had gone from creating 3,500 cars a year to producing 12,000 a year. By this time, the company now employed over 3,000 people.

National Steel Car isn’t only dedicated to maintaining their status of excellence, but they’re always looking for new roads to innovation and new ways to improve the culture of their business as well as their products. National Steel Car is the only railroad freight car company in North America to be certified ISO 9001:2008, which means they are certified to fulfill customer expectations and satisfaction. Read This Article for more information.

As if Gregory Aziz and National Steel Car couldn’t seem any better, the company also dedicates themselves to local charities. Every year the company holds an annual National Steel Car Christmas Party, where those who are invited to attend can participate in local food drives. The company sponsors the Hamilton Opera, the Salvation Army, and the United Way.

Greg Aziz and National Steel car are dedicated to continuing their evolution and progress, ensuring the quality of their products and satisfaction of their customers.


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