Gregory Aziz Leads National Steel Car

National Steel Car (NSC)is North America’s number one freight car manufacturer. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NSC is Gregory James Aziz. NSC has been in business, designing and manufacturing steel cars since 1912. Mr. Aziz became CEO of NSC in 1994. So, for 23 years Aziz has helped NSC achieve notoriety in his industry.


National Steel Car is the only rail car manufacturer in North America to be certified ISO 9001:2008. The NSC product has consistently met customer and statutory requirements for the last 18 years. It has received the annual TTX SECO award each year for the past 13 years. This award indicates NSC has given excellent service in delivery performance, quality management, cost competitiveness, customer service and administration.

Under the leadership of Greg Aziz, NSC makes fifteen types of railroad transport including the following:

  1. Transverse Ultra-Fast-Flow Coal Car
  2. Centerbeam Platform
  3. Auto Rack
  4. Flat Car
  5. Covered Hopper
  6. Open Top Hopper
  7. Coil
  8. 25,500 Gallon Tank Car
  9. 29,000 Gallon Tank Car
  10. 30,500 Gallon Tank Car
  11. Jumbo Box Car
  12. Super Duty Box Car
  13. Intermodal Spine
  14. Gondola
  15. Intermodal Well


Greg Aziz’s professional expertise has generated the continued growth of NSC since he took the helm. His personal history began with his birth on April 30, 1949 in London Ontario. James Aziz studied economics at the University of Western Ontario and then entered Affiliated Foods, his family’s wholesale food business in 1971. He helped them become a worldwide importer of fresh foods distributing to major markets in Canada and the U.S.


He went to New York in the 80’s seeking opportunities in banking. In the 90’s he found National Steel Car and in 1994 became its CEO. He led NSC through some lean years with its production capacity only at 350 steel cars per year to its present-day capacity of 12,000 cars manufactured each year by 1999. His efforts also expanded employment from 600 to nearly 3,000 NSC employees. Under Greg’s leadership the company focused on specific areas: strong engineering, team-building and capital investment.

By 1999 NSC went from being a competing manufacturer of steel cars to the undisputed leading engineer and manufacturer in North America. Today, NSC is located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It gives back to the community that has supported it for a century by supporting the local food bank, Theatre Aquarius, the Salvation Army, the United Way and the Hamilton Opera. Gregory Aziz has seen NSC go for good to great and it’s largely because of his guidance. Go Here to learn more.

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