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How Gregory Aziz Made National Steel Car An International Powerhouse

January 5, 2018

The transport manufacturing world is a highly competitive one where deadlines are tight, and budgets can be even tighter. And one of the most challenging transport businesses today is the manufacturing of railroad cars. One Canadian rail car manufacturer, National Steel Car, has been able to grow and thrive thanks to the world of their Chairman, CEO, and President, Gregory Aziz.


For over 100 years, National Steel Car has been manufacturing railroad transport cars for clients all over the world. However, this century-long run was not without its challenges. With two World Wars, A Great Depression, several disruptions in the transport business and heavy competition, National Steel Car had its work cut out for it. In fact, the company could not have survived if it were not for the right leadership to come at the right time.


This is where Gregory J Aziz comes in. As the Chairman, CEO and President of National Steel Car, Mr. Aziz oversees a team of 2,000 dedicated builders, engineers, and transport manufacturing experts. The result is that National Steel Car is able to manufacture over 12,000 rail cars per year from five state-of-the-art assembly lines.


From the railcar builders to the marketing, sales and quality team. Gregory Aziz ensures that each one of the 2,000 team members is working together to maintain National Steel Car’s high level of output and class-leading product development.


One of Mr. Aziz’s biggest impact on National Steel Car is his ability to grow the company under the changing tides of the transport business. As other transport manufacturers have been forced to close their doors, Mr. Aziz has kept National Steel Car growing and innovating well into the 21st century. Visit This Page for more information.


Gregory Aziz was born on April 30, 1949, in London, Ontario. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Economics, Mr. Aziz joins his family’s wholesale food business; Affiliate Foods. After honing his skills at the family business, Mr. Aziz worked in the investment banking sector from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.


In 1994, Gregory J Aziz was able to organize the purchase of National Steel Car. In a few short years, Mr. Aziz was able to innovate and rapidly expand the company from just 600 employees to over 3,000 by the end of 1999. Today, National Steel Car is one of the largest manufacturing companies in Canada with Mr. Aziz as their longtime, hardworking and innovating Chairman, CEO, and President.