Gregory James Aziz is the Chairman and CEO for National Industries, Inc., and CEO for its subsidiary National Steel Car in Hamilton, Ontario. Greg was born in London, Ontario Canada in 1949 and is a native English speaker. His family owned a wholesale food company, which Greg joined in 1971 after having studied at Ridley College and majoring in economics at Western University. James Aziz helped the family wholesale food business to grow, and the company provided food and fresh produce to Eastern Canada, Europe, South and Central America, and all throughout the U.S. After doing great work for Affiliated Foods, Greg managed bank investments in order to purchase another company. This incredible company would turn out to be a long relationship and his most prized endeavor.
National Industries, Inc. was bought from Dofasco in the early 1990’s. The railroad car manufacturer had been in business since 1912 and was only producing 3,500 cars per year at the time of the sale. Gregory J. Aziz made this his passion and was committed to building it up. By 1999 the company was producing 12,000 cars per year and had increased from 600 employees to 3,000. National Steel Car continues to be the only company that is ISO 9001 certified, for nearly 30 years. Annually it is recognized as TTX SECO for its excellence. Greg made a huge impact here and keeps the business going strong.
From Greg’s passion and drive to lead the industry, the company thrives. Combining his focus on workflow, problem solving, and precision quality with innovation and the use of new technologies, he has created a leading business in the rail car manufacturing sector. Greg Aziz embraces change and keeps quality customer relationships. He knows that customers need guidance with regard to container and rail safety, helping also to navigation of the industry regulations, especially when crossing countries. Go To This Page for additional information.
As such, Mr. and Mrs. Aziz give back to their community often. Throughout each year they sponsor many local programs, such as theater arts performances. They also host an annual Christmas party, where a food drive helps to stock the shelves of local charities. The couple also sponsor larger events such as the prominent Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. James Aziz is a successful businessman and continues to grow and prosper along with his community.