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Gregory James Aziz alias Greg Aziz or James Aziz or Greg J Aziz is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at the National Steel Car Company a daughter company to the National Industries, Inc. The Company which is based in the Hamilton, Ontario deals with the manufacture of rolling stock.


London, Ontario is the birth place of Greg Aziz and he was born on 30th April 1949. He attended Ridley College for his early formal education after which he joined the University of Ontario where he became a specialist in economics.

Gregory James Aziz began his career journey at his familys’ food business in 1971. The Company dealt with wholesale supply of foods and Gregs’ knowledge in economics made it prosper within a span of 16 years. This prosperity made them access international sources of fresh foods such as the South America, Central America and Europe. The company was also able to distribute its products to bigger wholesale markets of the fresh foods in Eastern Canada and in the United States.


Between the ends of 1980s and the beginning of 1990s, James Aziz worked on a number of banking investment opportunities in the New York City. These investment and his entrepreneurial mind gave him the capacity of organizing for the purchase of the National Steel Car Company in 1994 from the then owner Dofasco. He had a dream of making the company great again.

In 1999 just five years after the purchase, Gregs dreams had come true. The company that was manufacturing only 3500 cars in a year raised its productivity to 12,000 cars in a year and the number of employees consequently grew to about 3000 from the initial 600. This achievement is attributed to his emphasis on key production factors among them human and capital investment, team building and the company engineering capabilities.!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/rail-car-plant.jpg


The National Steel Car is the leading freight car manufacturing company in Canada. It is also the only freight manufacturing company with ISO certification number ISO 9001:2008 in the North America and have had recertification for 18 years now. The company has also been consistent at the TTX SECO highest quality awards from 1996.

Apart from its success in the manufacturing industry, the National Steel Car also performs acts of giving back to the community of Hamilton through sponsoring the United Way, Theatre Aquarius and the Hamilton Opera among other charities. Greg and Irene (his wife) also provide sponsorship to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Canada.




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