Gregory James Aziz is the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board and President of National Steel Car. National Steel Car, a subsidiary of National Industries Inc., is the largest manufacturer and engineer of railroad freight cars in all of North America. Greg Aziz is known for his relentless pursuit of excellence in both manufacturing and engineering. He constantly strives to make sure National Steel Car is on the cutting edge of the latest technology.
Often, manufacturing companies are late to evolve when it comes to new technology. Gregory Aziz is passionate about the pursuit of technology and encourages his team to consistently be on the lookout for the latest and greatest technology to integrate into what National Steel Car produces. His team knows him as an innovator, and as someone who isn’t afraid to set the bar as high as possible and then push to raise it again. This drive from the top leadership has earned National Steel Car the elite title of being the only company to be certified as ISO 9001:2008 every year for nearly two decades. Along with the manufacturing and engineering capabilities, National Steel Car also physically builds thousands of brand new rail cars every single year.
Canadian born Gregory Aziz came to National Steel Car after working as a successful investment banker in New York City. It was here that he first became introduced to the company after overseeing the purchase of the company from a previous owner. His excellent work on this purchase made National Steel Car again the official largest producer of railway freight car in all of North America. Go Here to learn more.
Prior to investment banking, Gregory James Aziz worked at his family’s company, Affiliated Foods. He worked there for 18 years and during that time he successfully launched it from a regional company to a global distributor of healthy foods through at least three continents.
In his first few years of working at National Steel Car, Gregory Aziz made monumental improvements to the company that brought massive growth to the company and to Hamilton, Ontario. In the first decade he was with the company, Gregory Aziz grew the company’s production from just 3,500 to over 12,000 cars. Gregory J. Aziz is a big believer in investing first in human capital and growing his employee base from 600 to nearly 3,000 people. That growth brought about a major economic boom that affected most of Hamilton by causing a ripple effect.