As the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National Steel Car Limited (NSC Ltd.) Gregory James Aziz is reputed to be a man of strong determination, with high ambition, and a progressive leadership style. He began honing the work ethic, management skills and leader characteristics that would pave a path to his current career while working for the family business.
Upon earning a degree in Economics from Western University in London, Ontario, Canada Greg Aziz began working at his family’s wholesale food business, Affiliated Foods. He spent nearly a decade learning all the idiosyncrasies of wholesale. While there he developed a desire to broaden his horizons beyond the wholesale food industry. He decided to take advantage of several opportunities availed him to pursue his aspirations as an investment banker in New York City. The vast amounts of expertise gained over the course of his tenure emboldened him to test his mettle as an investment banker with the purchase acquisition of the Dofasco subsidiary National Steel Car Limited in 1994. In times past NSC Ltd. was a leader in the railcar industry but had been in a state of decline since 1990. The purchase was a risky one, but Aziz saw the potential and possessed the means to restore it to its former glory.
Greg James Aziz envisioned a transformation for National Steel Car that would build on the company’s 100-year-old foundation of engineering capabilities and team building. Aziz’s revitalization plan included an infusion of innovative technology and processes, extensive human and capital investments, along with product diversification to increase its’ competitiveness in the market. By the year 2000, National Steel Car Ltd. began to reap the benefits of these changes.
Under the leadership of James Aziz, National Steel Car more than tripled its production capacity from 3,500 to 12,000 railcars, simultaneously increased its employee base from 600 to 5,000 people, and regained its market competitiveness. Today, National Steel Car Limited is a North American freight car engineering and manufacturing giant. It is a thriving competitive global exporter of a wide array of freight cars and services. Read More On This Page.
Gregory J Aziz is also committed to giving back to the community of Hamilton, Ontario. Both personally and as a corporate leader, he contributes to numerous charity organizations and local enrichment programs, in addition to conducting annual corporate food drives. Greg Aziz reflects true character and leadership as a CEO and community member.