Gregory Aziz is the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and President of National Steer Car Limited, which is located in Hamilton, Ontario. It is one of the leading railroad freight car manufacturing and engineering companies in the world. James was born in 1949 in London, studied at Ridley College, and majored in Economics at University of Western Ontario. After working with several banking institutions in New York within late 1980s and early 1990s, Greg Aziz was able to organize buying of National Steer Car in 1994 from Dofasco, with a mission to transform it into North America’s leading railroad freight car manufacturer.
The company, by 1999, had expanded its manufacturing capability from 3,500 cars per year to 12,000 cars, and the number of employees grew from 600 people to almost 3,000. It was made possible through team building, strong engineering capabilities and considerable human and capital investments. National Steer Car relentless pursuit of manufacturing and engineering excellence and commitment to quality, has led to its lead in the industry in new car innovation and building of thousands of new railroad freight car every year.
National Steel Car is the only ISO 9001:2008 certified railroad freight car, manufacturing, and engineering company in North America. It has also consistently been honored with TTX SECO highest quality award since 1996. National Steer Car also gives back to the community. It has sponsored the Hamilton Opera, Theater Aquarius, the Salvation Army, and several other local charities in Hamilton community. Greg Aziz and his wife Irene sponsor the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, which is the most prominent agricultural fair in Canada.
Gregory J. Aziz notes that the company is more innovative, dynamic, diverse, value-driven, and with a deep sense of purpose. That makes them known and trusted by their customers to build railcars of the highest quality with a consistent high on-time delivery performance. He also confirms that they will continue to build quality railcars with support and loyalty of their customers, valued relationships with their suppliers and the high integrity and commitment of his team members. Click Here For More Info.
National Steer Car embraced North American harmonized regulations announcement on the next generation of safer and stronger rail tank cars for flammable liquid transportation. According to Gregory Aziz, this was important because their customers needed clarity on the safety regulations issue. Canpotex, a company that supplies potash, has selected National Steer Car to manufacture 700 new railcars custom designed to transport Saskatchewan potash in coastal ports. Greg Aziz said that he was proud to win the trust of Canpotex.