Gregory Aziz: Keeping National Steel Car On The Right Track


Gregory James Aziz is the President and CEO of National Steel Car based in Hamilton, Ontario. Gregory J. Aziz was born on April 30th, 1949 in London, Ontario. He received an Economics degree at the University of Western Ontario.

Greg Aziz was first exposed to the business world as a young man working in the family business in the early 1970’s. His family owned a wholesale food distribution business called Affiliated Foods. Over the years, this business eventually imported foods from countries around the world and distributed these goods in various locations in the United States and Canada.

In the 1980’s until the early 1990’s Aziz had made a number of investment opportunities in the New York area, and he eventually brokered a deal for the purchase of National Steel Car in 1994.


Almost immediately, Gregory James Aziz began an unprecedented expansion in every area of the company. Production of railcars had increased by four-fold by the end of the 1990’s. At the same time, employment at National Steel Car quadrupled to keep up with the accelerated rate of production. Greg Aziz understood what it took to take his company to the next level, he excelled in making the right decisions (and investments) at the right time to give National Steel Car a secure foundation to build its future upon.

The impact of the railcar industry in the last 100 years in North America (and the world) is almost unimaginable. The transportation of goods, people, building supplies and every other product that helped to usher in the modern age, has been assisted by the use of railcars to move these items across the land to provide the building blocks of the world we know today.


Most people have probably never considered the contribution that people like Gregory Aziz have made to society. Individuals such as Greg Aziz do not seek fame and fortune for the work they do, in fact, just the opposite. Gregory James Aziz is fully aware of the responsibilities he has taken on. When Mr. Aziz invested a substantial portion of his wealth into National Steel Car he did much more than merely invest in a company, Greg made an investment towards the betterment of society at large. See This Page for more information.


Greg and his wife Irene are involved in many charitable activities in the Hamilton area helping those who are in need in their community.