Aiphone Marketing Manager Brad Kamcheff Dies Unexpectedly at 54

Kamcheff was a 35-year Aiphone employee who led the company’s marketing team and helped to develop its strategic marketing plan.

REDMOND, Wash. – Aiphone marketing manager Melvin Bradley Kamcheff, who was better known as Brad, died unexpectedly Dec. 26, 2023, at his home in Kirkland, Wash., at the age of 54, according to a company announcement.

Kamcheff was a 35-year employee of Aiphone Corp. who led the company’s marketing team and “was instrumental in developing the company’s strategic marketing plan,” the announcement says. He got his start in the Aiphone shipping department before moving on to the technical support department, where he developed the company’s online design tool, QuikSpec.

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, according to the company announcement.

Kamcheff was promoted to marketing manager in 2019. For the past four years, he has been responsible for developing the company’s corporate marketing and communications strategy.

When Aiphone launched its access control line, the AC Series, Kamcheff “played an instrumental role in researching the industry and how Aiphone could best bring this product line to market,” the company announcement says.

More About Brad Kamcheff

A Washingtonian his entire life, Kamcheff 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 cooking.

Kamcheff “was very generous and passionate about helping others; an amazing friend with a gift for making people feel special,” according to the Aiphone announcement.  He lightened rooms with his “puniness,” “Dad jokes,” and bawdy humor that will be missed by many, the announcement says.

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

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