Steel Car

Gregory Aziz, the Future of National Steel Car

Gregory James Aziz is the CEO, president, and chairperson of the National Steel Car, since 1994. National Steel Car is among the top engineering and manufacturing companies of railroad freight cars. It has had over 100 years of excellence in this field, and its services are currently stretched out across North America, just as Gregory J Aziz had hoped when he purchased NSC.


Greg Aziz has shown a remarkable leadership, because of his University background of Economy, which he studied while at the University of Western Ontario. His specialization in economy boosted his acquisition of skills like those required for managing and running the company. Furthermore, Gregory gained more experience when he worked with investment banking opportunities in New York in the 1980s and 1990s. He also joined his family’s company, Affiliated Foods, in 1971. This significantly boosted his skills and experience. Affiliated Foods has over the years risen to be the leading exporter internationally, of fresh foods from Europe, Central, and Southern America. Also, Greg James Aziz is a team-builder and a patient visionary man.


James Aziz purchased National Steel Car from Dofasco in 1994. By 1999, he had brought a great transition to the company, and this left an impressive mark. Under his leadership, National Steel Car had increased the number of manufactured cars from 3,500 to 12,000 per year; within the five years. Within the very years as well, the company had increased employment rate from 600 to 3,000. This was remarkable and gradually led to the growth of NSC to what it is today, which is the leading manufacturer of railroad freight cars in North America. Before, National Steel Car was the Canadian it-thing. That changed, as they expanded their boundaries and services.


The good that Gregory Aziz has done and also brought to NSC are innumerable and among them is leading the company to deliver exceptional performance. National Steel Car boasts of being the only railcar company in North America to hold the ISO certification, thanks to Greg. The company has also received the prestigious TTX SECO annual award, for more than ten consecutive years. However, Greg credits this success to all the company’s supporters and employees, saying he did not make the achievement alone.


Gregory Aziz was born in London, Ontario in 1949. He went through Ridley College and later proceeded to the University of Western Ontario. It is after his graduation that his career began. Greg is married to Irene. The two sponsor various activities in Canada like the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.