Vale Brian John Needham

Brian Needham (R) attending the 2015 Mitsubishi Electric Dealer Awards Gala

Following complications, and after effects of a long battle with hepatic cancer, on the evening of Thursday 23 August Needhamair lost its founder and Managing Director, Brian Needham.

Our employees lost a wonderful leader, teacher, friend and supporter.

The air conditioning industry lost an innovator, a trailblazer and an inspiration.

Many people across Australia lost a good friend of many years.

Brian’s influence and leadership greatly enriched the industry over the past 40 years.

Many of you would have shared a moment or two with Brian either in air-conditioning design, installation requirements, worksite challenges or just laugh and a drink whilst in conversation.

Some of you may even have had some fun out on with the water, sailing with Brian whenever he got the opportunity to do what he loved to do (although it wasn’t as often as he would have liked).

Brian leaves behind a loving wife, children and grandchildren and a legacy – Needhamair – that his son Paul will continue to drive with the same passion his father had for air conditioning after being a significant part of the family business for the past 27 years.

Brian will be missed by all that knew him.

The family has requested no flowers but a donation to the “Cancer Council WA” in his name. Telephone (08) 9212 4393 or visit his fundraising page at Donate in Memory of Brian John Needham

As Brian would want it to be, it is business as usual within Needhamair, now under Paul’s leadership.


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