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Loss of a Wire Rope Veteran

Posted on December 16, 2009

It is with heavy hearts and deepest regrets we announce the passing of

Ahmad (AJ) Jaffarbhoy

Born March 24th, 1930

Departed November 1st, 2009

A native of Iran, Ahmad joined the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran in July of 1948. Ahmad was very proud of working his way from an entry level employee position all the way to the United State’s Senior Political Advisor where he acted as liaison between the US Embassy and the senior leadership of the Iranian government.

Ahmad’s career of over 25 years in the wire rope Industry was with Coordinated Wire Rope & Rigging, Wilmington, California. In 1980 he was promoted to General Manager and then later to Vice President. AJ retired in 2003 but came back to work for Coordinated full time in 2008.

Ahmad is survived by his wife of over 50 years as well as a son and two daughters. A kind and gentle man, AJ was one of the most popular characters in the rigging industry. His honesty, integrity and love for the business will be his living legacy for a long, long time.