Melvin Bradley Kamcheff, better known as Brad, 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. Sadly, Brad passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 26th, 2023, at his home in Kirkland, Wash. He was 54 years old.
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. 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. When Aiphone 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. A 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.
He leaves behind his wife Karen, two children, Wren and Krista, and his two dogs Ella and Nova.