When Ivan B. Combe founded the company in 1949 his mission was to create products that meet real consumer needs that no other company was paying attention to or knew how to fix. He was an innovator, not an imitator, and it’s still the same today at Combe. Our current brands are category leaders in feminine health and intimate skin care, men’s hair color and grooming, and oral device care.
Building on Ivan Combe’s vision and leadership, his son, Chris Combe oversaw the robust growth of our company for two decades until his retirement in 2014. Today, Chris’ daughter, Keech Combe Shetty, and son-in-law, Akshay Shetty, are steering our company into the future. You could say we are now in our third generation of Combe entrepreneurialism — building on our flagship brands, but always searching for our next breakthrough idea, ever-inspired by our company’s iconic big hits of the past.