Gregory Aziz: National Steel Car Railroad Magnate

National Steel Car is a one-hundred and one-year-old Canadian company and one of North America’s largest locomotive manufacturers. It was originally founded in 1912, then called Imperial Steel Car. National Steel Car also owns the largest automobile and rail manufacturing facility in North America. National Steel Car was the first railroad car company in North America to be ISO certified, and has won this award each year for more than a decade. The ISO mark is a standard unit of quality that is used to maintain the highest standards within the transportation industry. With more than 100 years of engineering, manufacturing and commitment to quality, National Steel Car has earned the reputation of being the leading North American railcar manufacturer.

Current CEO Greg Aziz transformed the company from virtual obscurity to the household name we know today. Greg James Aziz is undoubtedly one of the most successful entrepreneurs of his generation. Aziz first acquired Canadian Railcar from Dofasco in 1994 and grew the company to even greater heights in the US. Aziz, known by friends and family as “Greg”, laid the foundation of his business acumen as an economics graduate at the University of Western Ontario.

In addition to a solid education in the classroom, he has throughout his career stressed the importance giving back, and Aziz is involved in charitable activities with the goal of improving the livelihoods of communities within Hamilton Ontario, the hometown of National Steel Car. James Aziz has worked with National Steel Car for over 20 years, during that time has worked hard to ensure high quality cars for the North American market, even as competition stiffens in the industry with cars that run on alternative energy sources. See This Article to learn more.


Gregory James Aziz married Irene and is the proud father of two children. Greg Aziz and his family have in the past supported the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, a recognized Canadian fair in the agricultural industry. Greg and his family are also sponsors of the National Steel Equestrian Team and sponsored the 2009 Anglestone Competition, another top Canadian equestrian competition. Greg and his wife often also support Aquarius Theater, Hamilton Theater, United Way, the Salvation Army and various food banks throughout Canada and North America.