Gregory James Aziz was born on April 30, 1949, in Ontario, London. He went to Ridley College and Ontario Western University where he specialized in economics. He joined the wholesale food business of his family in 1971. The family company grew and became the world’s best fresh foods from Central and South America and Europe for distributing to wholesale market for fresh food around the Eastern Canada and the US for more than 16 years.
In the1980s to early 1990s Gregory J Aziz worked hard in various opportunities in banking investments in New York. He was able to save capital, and in 1994 at Dofasco, and ended up purchasing National Steel Car under his watch. His primary goal was to convert the sizeable Canadian company into top railroad freight car producer in North America. With all attention and hard work through human and investment of capital, the company was able to increase its production per year at the time of buying from 3500 to 12,000 at 1999. Also, employment of people increased from about 600 to 3,000 as well.
Their hard work and persistent perfection of engineering and manufacturing have made the company lead in car invention and building many railroad freight car annually. The National Steel Car is the only North Americas freight car, engineering and producing company confirmed ISO 9001:2008 which has held privilege for a massive round of renewing certification for 18 years. The company has continuously been given the TTX SECO award which is high quality from 1996 over ten years.
Due to massive support and faith from their customers, good relationships with their suppliers and the exceptional commitment and integrity of more than 2,000 team members, National Steel Car will continue to build the quality railcars. National Steel Car is involved in Hamilton community; it has subsidized Theatre Aquarius, the United Way, the Salvation Army, the Hamilton Opera and other substantial local non-profit making organizations. Yearly, there is a significant number of workers who attend Christmas Party of National Steel Car and enjoy the car food drive.
Greg Aziz has been the chairman and CEO of National Steel Car since 1994 up to now. National Steel Car is the global leading railroad freight car engineering and company manufacturer situated in Ontario, Hamilton. He and his wife Irene funds the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, the most fabulous notable agricultural fair in Canada. The partnership of Horizon Utilities with National Steel Car is believed to secure over 2 million per year in kWH.