CLEVELAND – Robert J. Inman, the chairman of Inman Shipping Worldwide, and Marilyn Nixon-Inman, the company’s president, both announced their retirement in a news release, marking over 60 years of industry success. As part of Inman’s strategy, ownership of Inman Shipping Worldwide will immediately transition to the newly formed DW McComb Group, a holding company which will oversee and manage a number of subsidiary companies focused on serving the funeral service profession on a global basis.
With Robert and Marilyn’s dual retirement and the ease of ownership transition, the Cleveland-based company will remain true to its roots and clients will receive the service commitment and customer care they have come to expect. Inman Shipping Worldwide’s entire team will remain in place, with both Bob and Marilyn serving as consultants to allow for a professional and seamless transition.
“This is an exciting day for our company and myself,” Robert Inman said. “Marilyn and I are leaving our great organization in good hands with potential for strong growth and future success. David McComb is a proven innovator and leader within our profession. He shares a genuine interest in serving his fellow man.”
Founded by Robert Inman in 1978, Inman Shipping Worldwide serves funeral directors through the United States, Great Britain, the Caribbean and beyond. Inman’s best-in-class customer service center and experienced network of more than 300 funeral service agents throughout the United States and Canada enables it to offer a range of vital products and services – including shipping products, streamlined processes, technologically advanced tracking and management capabilities. By managing the entire repatriation process, it provides funeral directors and their client families an unparalleled level of comfort, confidence and peace of mind.
“I’ve long been an admirer of Bob and Marilyn Inman and the industry he literally created with his company,” McComb said. “I look forward to working with the Inman team, who provide exceptional service, products and resources to Inman’s clients. I’m a funeral director myself, which is why I’m always looking for opportunities for those in our profession to better serve client families. I believe this company personifies that vision.”
McComb is a licensed funeral director and fourth-generation co-owner of D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes, a family of seven funeral homes managing 1,500+ calls per year in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In addition to serving as the CEO of the DW McComb Group, David McComb is a successful entrepreneur and investor, including holdings covering a wide range of products, services and segments within the funeral service profession, including pre-need planning software, online obituaries and logistics.