The Canadian Man of Steel, Gregory Aziz

1Canadian Chairman, President, and CEO of National Steel Car Ltd (one of the leading companies for railroad freight car engineering and manufacturing) and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of National Industries Inc., Greg Aziz was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. Growing up, he found his passion in Economics at obtained his degrees at Ridley College and Western University in London, Ontario.

 

Greg Aziz started off with investment banking in New York until he was able to set his sights on more. He has been succeeding with National Steel since 1994. This was made possible by purchasing the company from Dofasco and fusing it with his drive to turn the Canadian company to a global North American gemstone. Their manufacturing skyrocketed in only 5 years from 3,500 cars per year to 12,000 cars. This created many employment opportunities for almost 3,000 hard-working individuals.

 

National Steel Car remains as one of North America’s top railcar manufactures for many reasons. With the size of production and employees, they are able to build these massive machines on five fully integrated assembly lines. These lines use top class manufacturing and finishing processes and robotics to surpass all of the standards and requirements of the AAR. Some of the assemblies are even semi-automated with CNC parts fabrication. National Steel Car remains as the biggest “single-site” railcar manufacturer in North America. What sets them apart the most is the certification of ISO 9001:2015.

 

They are the only railcar company to have one and hold onto it with pride in their workmanship. They engineer every type of railcar from tank cars to coal cars, covered hoppers to intermodal spines and wells. They even make the gondola and a super duty boxcar for shipping and securing high valued automobiles and parts to safe transportation. All of these feats have led to multiple TTX SECO awards over the years. These achievements do not make James Aziz complacent; he continues to challenge himself and his company to raise the bar and keep that number one spot at the top. Visit This Page for related information.

 

James Aziz stays loyal to his community and gives back, resulting in sponsoring the Theatre Aquarius, United Way, Salvation Army, the Hamilton Opera, and many more charities in Hamilton and the surrounding areas. With his love of food from his previous work in his family’s wholesale food business, Affiliated Foods, he continues to feed many through company food drives for their local food banks. Happily married to his wife, Irene, Greg Aziz shines as an inspiration to many, Canadians and Americans alike, to study hard, follow your path, and make an improvement in the world.

 

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