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

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About Kane Is Able
Kane Is Able is a third-party logistics provider that assists durable goods manufacturers and their retail partners effectively and successfully disperse products throughout the U.S. KANE’s omni-channel logistics services consist of across the country warehousing and distribution, contract packaging, fulfillment, cross docking and transport services. The business’s YOUgistics viewpoint emphasizes personalized service resulting in a great client experience.

Scranton, PA, Jan. 9, 2020– Third-party logistics company Kane Is Able, Inc has named two experienced logistics market executives to lead its operations group. Efficient instantly, 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 pertains to KANE with over 30 years of logistics management experience. As COO, he will direct daily distribution and transportation operations, and be accountable for total service levels and financial efficiency. Prior to KANE, Coughlin held senior management positions in both corporate (Victoria’s Secret, TOO, Inc.) and third-party logistics. Most just recently, as Vice President of Ryder Last Mile, he had complete P&L obligation for this organisation vertical. Before that, as EVP at XPO Logistics, he managed the business’s domestic operations, totaling 42 million square feet throughout 155 U.S. circulation centers.

As SVP of Distribution & & Operations, Kettman will assist the efficient, effective operation of KANE’s nationwide network of warehouse, consisting of oversight of the business’s fast-growing contract packaging service. His 30-year logistics career has actually likewise spanned both business (Keebler Cookie Co., Klaussner Manufacturing) and third-party logistics (XPO, Exel, Genco). Most just recently, he oversaw all operations, acquiring and IT at security 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.

Talking about the brand-new appointments, KANE CEO Mike Gardner stated, “Many of the big, international 3PL gamers in our industry have been so concentrated on development and managing Wall Street’s expectations that they have lost their focus on the customer. That spells chance for business, like KANE, that integrate powerful logistics with an individual touch– particularly with customer-centric leaders like Patrick and John leading our operations team.”


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 career has likewise spanned both business (Keebler Cookie Co., Klaussner Manufacturing) and third-party logistics (XPO, Exel, Genco).

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