Gregory Aziz, Successful Businessman and Chief Executive Officer of National Steel Car

Gregory James Aziz was born in London, Ontario in 1949 on 30th April. He attended Ridley College and later majored in Economics at the Western University, Ontario.

Greg Aziz joined his family’s wholesale food business, Affiliated Foods in 1971. The business became an international trader of fresh foods from Europe and America supplying the foods to almost all of the leading fresh food general markets in Eastern Canada and the United States.


In the late 1980s and early 1990s, James Aziz worked on many investment banking opportunities in New York. This helped him to arrange the acquisition of National Steel Car in 1994 with the intention of transforming this once famous Canadian company into the best railroad cargo car firm in North America.

The company was able to expand its manufacturing capabilities from three thousand five hundred cars annually at the time it was purchased, to twelve thousand cars by the year 1999. Over the same period, employment also increased from about six hundred employees to three thousand workers. This increment was due to National Steel Car’s emphasis on team-building, strong engineering capabilities and through significant capital and human investment.


Experience and Contributions


Gregory J Aziz serves as the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer at National Steel Car in Hamilton since 1994 to date. National Steel Car has over one hundred years of experience in excellence manufacturing, engineering and a commitment to quality hence reputation as the leading railroad freight car manufacturer in North America.

Since its founding in 1912, National Steels has and still is designing railcars that meet the evolving standards and needs of their customers. Their primary focus is customer loyalty and whether you are a new customer or you want to expand your fleet, they will always stand ready to adapt to your requirements and build you the railcars you want.


National Steels is the only railcar firm certified ISO 9001: 2008 which is a tribute to their pride and dedication in the craft. They have also been awarded the TTX SECO award continuously over the years.


Being committed to the Hamilton community, National steel Car has sponsored some charities such as the Hamilton Opera, Theater Aquarius, the Salvation Army, and the United Way among other local charities.


National Steel Car hosts a Christmas Party each year and invites all its employees, past and present, plus their children to attend. Read More On This Page.


Greg Aziz and his wife also fund the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. This is the most renowned agricultural fair in Canada.