The Story Behind Gregory James Aziz

Gregory James Aziz is the name on all technical forums after receiving the award for outstanding technical achievement. He has been serving as the CEO at National Industries, Inc. he also simultaneously serves as the National Steel Car’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.

From a humble background in Poland, he has seen and understands the struggles trying to make it in education. Greg Aziz studied at the Ridley college, majoring in Economics at the University of Western Ontario. In 1980, he had the misfortune of having his degree cut short following political unrest. Not obtaining the papers to certify his education did not put him down. He worked in banking fields till the late 1980s. In 1994, he purchased national steel car from Dofasco. With the plan to return the company to its former glory which he later achieved. He emphasized on team building and robust engineering capabilities in the National Steel Car company and its employees. The human and capital investments started to pay off soon as the company became north Americas leading railroad freight manufacturer. In 1999, he got the company to purchase up to 12000 cars and moved employee statistics from 600 to 3000 employees.


Apart from the emphasis on engineering prowess, Greg James Aziz, today is keen on investing in other businesses. For instance, the NSC sponsors Theatre Aquarius, United Way, Hamilton Opera and other Hamilton community charities. Every year, James Aziz hosts NSC Christmas party inviting the thousands of employees and their families as a team cohesion move. Here they get to indulge in the company’s food banks and food drives among other social excursions.


Gregory James Aziz was keen on mentioning OACETT as a contributor to his award. He is grateful for their inclusion of excellence in engineering from non-members. The move gave the opportunity for other foreign engineers and technologists to get recognition for their innovations. He did not leave out his committed and gifted team, chief operating officer, chairman and the executive vice president of marketing. He did not forget MRS Greg James Aziz and his daughters for his joy and fulfillment. Go Here To Learn More.

With innovations such as the just-launched safer rail tanks, he is set to take NSC to greater heights. His company has had over 100 years of the engineering and manufacturing, and the outcome quality keeps getting better in pursuit of excellence. Also, he aims to inspire more people to tap their potential. One of his inspiring quotes says, “make a difference, be the difference.”

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