Aiphone’s Brad Kamcheff passes away unexpectedly

Brad Kamcheff - Aiphone Marketing Manager

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Aiphone has announced that Melvin Bradley Kamcheff, better known as Brad, passed away unexpectedly on 26 December 2023 at his home in Kirkland, Washington, at 54 years old.

Brad was a 35-year employee of Aiphone and led the company’s marketing team as Marketing Manager.

According to the company, he was instrumental in developing its strategic marketing plan.

“Brad was a dedicated employee of Aiphone, getting his start in the shipping department before moving onto the technical support department where he developed QuikSpec, Aiphone’s popular online design tool,” the company said in a statement.

“He later moved into the marketing department, first as a web analyst and senior marketing analyst, where he had an integral role in the development of Aiphone’s website.

“In 2019 Brad was promoted to the Marketing Manager position. For the past four years he has been responsible for developing the company’s corporate marketing and communications strategy.”

The company says that when it decided to launch an access control line, the AC Series, Brad played an instrumental role in researching the industry and how Aiphone could best bring this product line to market. 

Personal life

Aiphone highlights that as Washingtonian his entire life, Brad loved nature.

He loved nearly all genres of music and was known for packing a traveler guitar in his suitcase to bring with him on business trips.

He enjoyed attending baseball and hockey games, feeding neighborhood crows and was a phenomenal cook.

Brad was very generous and passionate about helping others; an amazing friend with a gift for making people feel special. 

He lightened rooms with his “puniness”, “Dad jokes” and bawdy humor that will be missed by many.

Brad leaves behind his wife Karen, two children, Wren and Krista, and his two dogs Ella and Nova.

A note from SJA

The team from Security Journal Americas sends its condolences to Brad’s family and friends and mourns the loss of a dedicated and hard-working colleague.

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