The Success Story of Gregory James Aziz and National Steel Car

Gregory James Aziz is a renowned entrepreneur, philanthropist, and corporate executive. He hails from Ontario, London. With an education background in economics, Gregory Aziz has over three decades experience in executive management. Currently, Gregory James Aziz is the President, Chairman and the CEO of the National Steel Car Company.




Born in April 1949 in Ontario, Gregory J Aziz joined Ridley College for his tertiary education. Later, he joined the University of Western Ontario where he majored in economics.


In 1971, Greg Aziz joined the Affiliated Food, a food wholesale enterprise owned by his family. Greg worked at the company for over a decade. Throughout the period, Affiliated Food grew massively to become a local and global dealer of fresh foods. It did import its good from South and Central America as well as from Europe with distribution channels all over America and Eastern Canada.


In the late 1980’s, Gregory James Aziz joined the banking industry where he worked in various positions. In 1994, Greg successfully organized a business deal to buy the National Steel Car from the Dofasco firm. He aimed to turn around the Canadian company into a giant manufacturer of railroad freight car with a global image.


At National Steel Car


Founded in 1912 in Hamilton, Ontario, National Steel Car has had a rich history that revolutionized the railcar sector. Gregory J Aziz became the CEO of the company in 1994 and embarked on massive investment in technology and human capital. For almost a decade, National Steel Car had transformed into one of the largest manufacturers of the railcar in the whole of North America. By 1999, the company expanded its human capacity to over 3,000 and its annual output to over 12,000 cars.

Through exceptional leadership and management skills of Greg Aziz, National Steel Car boasts of being the only engineering and manufacturing firm to be ISO certified in the North America. Greg relentless demand for quality production, innovation, excellence, team building, and being the best in the market. The company continues to pursue the best services in the industry. Since 1996, the company has won the TTX SECO Award for the best quality. Find More Information Here.


Gregory Aziz and National Steel Car have always been committed for Hamilton community welfare. They have continuously sponsored local projects like the Hamilton Opera, the Theatre Aquarius, and the United Way among others. Also, Greg and Irene, his wife are the sponsors of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.