Greg Aziz affectionately known as Greg is the current Chief Executive Officer of National Steel Car (NSC) . He was born on April 30, 1949, in Ontario, Canada. He is an alumnus of the University of Western Ontario with a major in Economics. After graduating, Gregory James Aziz joined his family run business, Affiliated Foods, in 1971. After that, he worked at several investment banks during the late 80s and early 90s within New York City. In this capacity, he was instrumental in arranging for the acquisition of National Steel Car from Dofasco in 1994. This deal culminated in the transformation of National Steel Car into North America’s leading railroad freight car manufacturing company. Additionally, its workforce grew from 600 employees to approximately 3,000.
As soon as he became the company’s CEO, James Azizcxpaid particular attention to National Steel Car’s significant engineering capital and human resource investments. As such, he assisted the company in expanding its manufacturing capacity. For instance, before his assuming the CEO’ role, the company produced 3,500 cars annually which rose to 12,000 vehicles by 1999. Because of his dedication to manufacturing and engineering excellence, Greg James Aziz has considerably transformed the company’s operations. As a result, the company has witnessed tremendous advances in production technology every year. He has also helped the company retain its title as North America’s premier railroad freight car manufacturer for 18 years running.
James Aziz attributes success to the productive relationship existing between its employees, clients, and other stakeholders. By constantly innovating and challenging boundaries, NSC has raised the standards in the freight car manufacturing sector. Also, in remaining faithful to professional ethics, and core values, NSC continues to enjoy trust and confidence from its customers.
He further reiterates that National Steel Car will not rest on its achievements but rather endeavor to pursue excellence in all segments. With this in mind, Greg extends his warmest regards to the company’s loyal customers, employees, suppliers and other players. In this regard, he promises that NSC will continue providing top quality products to meet an increasingly evolving demand and market.
Under Greg James Aziz’s tenure, National Steel Car is committed to the welfare of communities within its vicinity. In this respect, NSC sponsors various organizations such as the United Way, Salvation Army, Hamilton Opera, Theatre Aquarius, and other charities. Each year the company hosts a Christmas Party for its employees and is a consistent supporter of the local bank’s food drive initiative.