JODHPUR, India — Metallizing Equipment Co., Jodhpur, India, announced that the company’s Managing Director, S.C. Modi, passed away on May 28, 2021. Modi is survived by his wife Vandana, daughter Anubha, and son Ankur.

Born in Jodhpur, India, Modi graduated in mechanical engineering in 1971 from the University of Jodhpur. In 1972, he joined his family business with his elder brother, M.D. Modi, where he developed surface engineering technology, in particular thermal spraying, shot peening and abrasive blasting. He has been a fellow member of the American Society of Materials (ASM) and contributed several technical papers that were published in national and international magazines. Modi oversaw a world-class thermal spray laboratory accredited to ISO 172025:2017. He attended almost all of the international thermal spray conferences held in the past 40 years and developed close relations with the thermal spray community worldwide. Adam Wintle, TSASA Acting Chairman, said that Modi was considered the “father of the thermal spray industry in India” and a mentor to many within the industry.