Kane Is Able Names Patrick Coughlin COO and John Kettman SVP of Distribution & Operations

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As SVP of Distribution & & Operations, Kettman will direct the efficient, effective operation of KANE’s across the country network of warehouse, consisting of oversight of the business’s fast-growing agreement product packaging service. His 30-year logistics career has likewise covered both business (Keebler Cookie Co., Klaussner Manufacturing) and third-party logistics (XPO, Exel, Genco). Most recently, he managed all operations, acquiring and IT at safety product distributor, Premier Safety. Prior to that, as SVP of Operations for XPO Logistics, he had full operational and P&L responsibility for 51 distribution and packaging facilities.

Coughlin comes to KANE with over 30 years of logistics management experience. As COO, he will direct day-to-day circulation and transport operations, and be accountable for overall service levels and financial efficiency. Prior to KANE, Coughlin held senior management positions in both business (Victoria’s Secret, TOO, Inc.) and third-party logistics. Most recently, as Vice President of Ryder Last Mile, he had complete P&L responsibility for this company vertical. Before that, as EVP at XPO Logistics, he handled the business’s domestic operations, amounting to 42 million square feet throughout 155 U.S. circulation facilities.

About Kane Is Able
Kane Is Able is a third-party logistics supplier that assists consumer products producers and their retail partners effectively and efficiently disperse products throughout the U.S. KANE’s omni-channel logistics services include across the country warehousing and circulation, contract product packaging, satisfaction, cross docking and transport services. The business’s YOUgistics philosophy stresses personalized service resulting in a terrific customer experience.

Talking about the new appointments, KANE CEO Mike Gardner said, “Many of the substantial, international 3PL players in our market have actually been so concentrated on development and handling Wall Street’s expectations that they have actually lost their concentrate on the consumer. That spells opportunity for business, like KANE, that integrate effective logistics with a personal touch– particularly with customer-centric leaders like Patrick and John leading our operations group.”

Scranton, PA, Jan. 9, 2020– Third-party logistics company Kane Is Able, Inc has actually called two experienced logistics industry executives to lead its operations team. Effective immediately, Patrick Coughlin is Chief Operating Officer and John Kettman is Senior Vice President, Distribution & & Operations. Coughlin will report to KANE President & & CEO, Mike Gardner.


Coughlin comes to KANE with over 30 years of logistics management experience. Prior to KANE, Coughlin held senior management positions in both corporate (Victoria’s Secret, TOO, Inc.) and third-party logistics. His 30-year logistics profession has also covered both business (Keebler Cookie Co., Klaussner Manufacturing) and third-party logistics (XPO, Exel, Genco).

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