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The career of Gregory James Aziz has taken in many different stops and career choices over the course of his life, which began in London, Ontario in 1947. Gregory J Aziz has spent the majority of the last two decades working at National Steel Car as the company has grown from almost failing to grow in 1994 when James Aziz took control from a manufacturing base of just over 3,000 cars each year to more than 12,000 cars produced in 1999; the work of Gregory J Aziz has taken National Steel Car from a weak position to being one of the most awarded freight railroad brands in the world.


National Steel Car was not the first stop on the career path of Greg Aziz as he set out to become one of the top executives in Canada and North America as a whole as the Chair, President, and CEO of National Steel Car has created a career that began at his family’s Affiliated Foods business in 1971; this was the first position that brought the name of Greg Aziz to the attention of the public when Affiliated Foods became the top distributor and importer of foods from Europe and Asia to North America.


Gregory James Aziz spent the majority of the 1980s and early 1990s working towards developing his own career as a financial and investment specialist who had a major say in the way the markets moved on Wall Street. National Steel Car came onto the radar of James Aziz in 1994 when Dofasco placed the company for sale and attracted the attention of the future leader of the freight railroad manufacturer.


Greg Aziz has created a company that has hit the heights of success across the majority of his tender in charge of the historic railroad brand established in 1912. In just five short years, Greg Aziz saw the number of employees at the company rise from just 600 to over 3,000 as the freight car manufacturer saw its improved efficiency rewarded with the TTX SECO award for the highest quality levels in the industry. As the success of National Steel Car has continued, Gregory J Aziz has overseen a successful transition from a company known in Canada to one of the top manufacturers in North America.