October 6, 2020 -- Kane Logistics has named two veteran logistics industry leaders to its finance team. Effective immediately, Jim Arnold is Chief Financial Officer and Jimmy Widjaja is Senior Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A). Arnold will report to Kane Logistics President & CEO, Mike Gardner.
Jim Arnold comes to Kane Logistics with nearly 30 years of operational and financial leadership. As CFO, he is responsible for the day-to-day financial performance as well as the strategic, long range goals of the organization.
Arnold brings with him an extensive background in logistics operations, merger and acquisition due diligence and integrations, venture and capital financing, profitability improvement, business development, as well as strategic and financial planning. Prior to KANE, he held senior management positions in both technology & telecom (NCR, AT&T, Cable & Wireless) and third-party logistics (Americold Logistics, CMA CGM, XPO). Most recently, he led his own consulting company, Red Sky Advisors, serving the logistics, finance, tradeshow, and utility industries.
As Senior Director, Financial Planning and Analysis, Jimmy Widjaja will be working closely with operations determining the factors that drive effective performance and planning. A major charge is continuing to build the relationships between the various departments utilizing tools for visibility and streamlined reporting.
Widjaja’s 20-year financial career has also spanned both corporate (Skip Barber Racing School) and third-party logistics (Americold, Scully Companies/Ryder). Most recently, he was the director of FP&A at Lineage Logistics in the greater Atlanta area. He will be based at the KANE’s Atlanta corporate office. When asked what attracted him to KANE, Widjaja replied, “Joining a company that is looking to grow exponentially over the coming years is incredibly appealing. I want to be part of that success.”
Commenting on the new appointments, KANE CEO Mike Gardner, stated, “Both Jim and Jimmy bring vast financial experience and are a perfect fit for Kane Logistics as our business continues its momentous growth. This is an exciting time in our company’s 90-year, storied history and we welcome their financial leadership and guidance.”