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 assist the effective, effective operation of KANE’s nationwide network of circulation centers, including oversight of the company’s fast-growing contract packaging service. His 30-year logistics career has also spanned both business (Keebler Cookie Co., Klaussner Manufacturing) and third-party logistics (XPO, Exel, Genco). Most recently, he oversaw all operations, acquiring and IT at security item supplier, Premier Safety. Before that, as SVP of Operations for XPO Logistics, he had complete operational and P&L duty for 51 distribution and packaging centers.

Scranton, PA, Jan. 9, 2020– Third-party logistics supplier Kane Is Able, Inc has called 2 seasoned logistics market executives to lead its operations team. Reliable right away, Patrick Coughlin is Chief Operating Officer and John Kettman is Senior Vice President, Distribution & & Operations. Coughlin will report to KANE President & & CEO, Mike Gardner.

Discussing the brand-new visits, KANE CEO Mike Gardner said, “Many of the huge, global 3PL gamers in our market have actually been so concentrated on growth and handling Wall Street’s expectations that they have actually lost their focus on the customer. That spells opportunity for companies, like KANE, that integrate powerful logistics with an individual touch– particularly with customer-centric leaders like Patrick and John leading our operations team.”

Coughlin pertains to KANE with over 30 years of logistics management experience. As COO, he will direct day-to-day distribution and transportation operations, and be accountable for overall 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 recently, as Vice President of Ryder Last Mile, he had full P&L responsibility for this company vertical. Prior to that, as EVP at XPO Logistics, he managed the company’s domestic operations, amounting to 42 million square feet across 155 U.S. distribution centers.

About Kane Is Able
Kane Is Able is a third-party logistics service provider that helps consumer goods manufacturers and their retail partners efficiently and successfully disperse items throughout the U.S. KANE’s
omni-channel logistics services consist of nationwide warehousing and distribution, agreement packaging, satisfaction, cross docking and transport solutions. The business’s YOUgistics approach stresses individualized service leading to a great customer experience.


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

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