National Steel Car–Lead by Gregory Aziz

As a young child, I used to watch western pictures on television. The train was always fixture of western culture and industry plus the cowboys looked brave while jumping off the moving train. Today, many industries transport their goods by railway car around the world. National Steele is the largest railcar and tank car manufacturer in North America and they have been doing business for over 100 years such a rich history. They are proud of the legacy in which they have embodied over the years.


Today, James Aziz is chairman of National Steele which under his leadership they have won awards and accolades. Greg Aziz continues the fine tradition of quality and excellence National Steele is synonymous. National Steele has won prestigious awards in the railcar industry and they receive international certifications for excellence. National Steele increased railcar production from 3500 to 12,000 which is exponential growth. Gregory James Aziz had a profound effect on the economy by creating over 2300 job in the railcar industry.


Prior to coming to National Steele, Aziz worked tirelessly in his family‚Äôs business; Affiliate Foods, which was importing high-quality foods from Europe and other areas. It was his studies in Economics that aided in his success with the family business which he graduated from University of Western Ontario. He shifted gears, and Aziz focused on banking opportunities in the later part of the century. He orchestrated the purchase of National Steele in the late 90’s.


James Aziz has championed many charitable organization in the community of Hamilton.

His wife Irene is also a proud supporter of local projects in the community such as the united way, salvation army and many more. Aziz and his wife promote cultural programs in the area such as Aquarius Theater and Hamilton Opera. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is another prominent event sponsored by Aziz and Irene. Click Here for additional information.


In summary, Gregory James Aziz has been instrumental in the continued growth and development of National Steele for many decades. National Steele has won many awards and prestigious certifications for quality and high standards. Under his leadership, National Steele increased railcar production but also created thousands of jobs for the economy. Aziz is an insightful businessman, but he also cares about his employees and their families as well as the community. He sponsors many programs that foster personal development of those participants. Gregory Aziz is the personification of a great leader in the boardroom as well as the community.