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Greg Aziz: Bettering National Steel Car

There’s one thing people immediately notice about Greg Aziz when researching him: people write his name in all sorts of ways. To be clear, Gregory James Aziz is the CEO of National Steel Car. Also referred to as James Aziz, he’s also one of the humblest business leaders to ever run National Steel Car.


His humble nature allows him to focus on what’s best for the company. He’s not interested in climbing any social or industry ladders. He likes working for National Steel and wants to continue the company’s success. So far, he’s done an amazing job.


Leading National Steel Car is not easy. It’s been around since 1912. That’s over 100 years of operating in an industry and having some of the highest standards in the business. For most difficult part for any CEO is expanding upon the company’s success without tarnishing a century-old legacy.

Even before Gregory James Aziz joined the company, National Steel established itself as one of the leading steel car manufacturers in North America. Thanks to its workforce’s commitment and passion, it’s able to maintain good customer relationships. It’s also able to use technology and innovation to produce some of the highest-quality products.


Before reaching National Steel Car, Mr. Aziz had a few other jobs. He’s not the type of man who jumps from one business to another just for promotions. He likes working at companies that focus on more than just profits. His first job out of college was at Affiliated Foods, his family’s business.


After being named CEO, Aziz began changing small things at the company. His number one priority was always preserving the original high standards, but the company wasn’t operating the way he thought it should be. Thanks to his changes, National Steel Car is a 13-time TTX SECO winning company.


Even with numerous accolades decorating his office, it’s not enough for Aziz. He doesn’t want his company getting comfortable or arrogant. He’s constantly raising the bar and challenging his workforce to exceed the ever-changing limits. To his satisfaction, his workforce never lets him down. Click Here for additional information.

Greg Aziz isn’t just good for the company. He’s also committed to giving back to the community that’s given so much. Over 2000 Hamilton, Ontario residents work at National Steel. Greg and his wife also regularly sponsor the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.