Stanley Albert Cupp of Zionsville was hired Thursday as the new facilities crew chief for
Four commissioners voted unanimously to approve Township Manager Bruce Fosselman's recommendation that Cupp be hired. Commissioner Ryan Conrad was absent.
Cupp, an Air Force veteran, has experience with heavy equipment, Fosselman said, and Cupp also possesses strong leadership skills.
Noting the new employee's unusual and otherwise famous name, Fosselman said the candidate told him that he was born in a year that the Philadelphia Flyers won the Stanley Cup. His hockey-fan father lobbied hard to name his son after the trophy. His mother was reportedly less of a fan.
Commissioners James Lancsek and Roger Reis said Cupp's veteran status was a plus, but that Cupp was clearly the preferred candidate even without his stellar service.
The facilities crew chief position became vacant recently after a township employee was in one of the township buildings.