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 supplier that helps durable goods manufacturers and their retail partners efficiently and successfully distribute products throughout the U.S. KANE’s omni-channel logistics services consist of nationwide warehousing and circulation, agreement product packaging, satisfaction, cross docking and transport options. The company’s YOUgistics philosophy stresses customized service leading to a great customer experience.

Coughlin pertains to KANE with over 30 years of logistics management experience. As COO, he will direct daily circulation and transportation operations, and be accountable for total service levels and monetary 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 responsibility for this company vertical. Before that, as EVP at XPO Logistics, he handled the company’s domestic operations, totaling 42 million square feet throughout 155 U.S. distribution facilities.

Scranton, PA, Jan. 9, 2020– Third-party logistics service provider Kane Is Able, Inc has actually called 2 experienced logistics market executives to lead its operations team. Reliable 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.

As SVP of Distribution & & Operations, Kettman will assist the efficient, efficient operation of KANE’s across the country network of distribution centers, including oversight of the company’s fast-growing contract product packaging service. His 30-year logistics career has also covered both business (Keebler Cookie Co., Klaussner Manufacturing) and third-party logistics (XPO, Exel, Genco). Most recently, he oversaw all operations, buying and IT at safety product distributor, Premier Safety. Prior to that, as SVP of Operations for XPO Logistics, he had complete functional and P&L responsibility for 51 distribution and packaging facilities.

Commenting on the new visits, KANE CEO Mike Gardner said, “Many of the substantial, international 3PL players in our industry have actually been so concentrated on growth and handling Wall Street’s expectations that they have lost their concentrate on the client. That spells chance for companies, like KANE, that combine effective logistics with an individual touch– specifically 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 actually also spanned both business (Keebler Cookie Co., Klaussner Manufacturing) and third-party logistics (XPO, Exel, Genco).

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