J. David Cupp

  • Richmond KY
J. David Cupp

Supervisor of planning


As a young professional and recent graduate from Morehead State University with a Masters in Public Administration, I am eager to fully utilize my skills and experience to be a valuable asset to your organization. My education and experience has equipped me to understand what it takes to succeed in any endeavor that I undertake. 

Work History

Work History
Oct 2014 - Present

Supervisor of Planning (Technical Document Writer)

The Okonite Company

I create an technical document that encompasses nearly all aspects of business. I gather information from manufacturing specifications, customer specifications, industry standards, our accounting policy, and our industrial engineering standards. Since these sources are created in various fields, referencing them requires a technical inclination, as well as a moderate understanding of every part of our manufacturing process. This position requires continual critical thinking to ensure that our products are produced within the requirements of the above referenced sources and as cost effectively as possible. I also compose reports that show the status of our current and future work load. I assist with cross training in the department.  Since I have experience as a plastics extrusion operator, I volunteer to work on the production floor to fill the gaps of available workers. 

May 2014 - Oct 2014

Senior Planner

The Okonite Company

I was responsible for reporting the status of current jobs in the manufacturing process. This required critical thinking and adamant investigations to ensure that the information I relied on was accurate. This position required me to have a general understanding of our manufacturing process, so I could report accurately. I volunteered as a plastics extrusion operator when needed. 

Nov 2012 - May 2014

Plastics Operator

The Okonite Company

I ran a plastics extrusion line. This is a delicate process and requires extensive training. The extrusion process requires operators to be attentive and act quickly. Mistakes can quickly reach thousands of dollars. Continual improvement, safety, and keeping a clean work environment were top priorities. I drove a forklift, and worked in our quality and packaging department when overtime permitted. 


Aug 2012 - May 2015

Masters of Public Administration

Morehead state University

Concentration: Federalism and Public Affairs. 

This degree focuses "on such areas as intergovernmental relations, federalism, state and local government, community development, constitutional law, political philosophy, and American political thought."

GPA: 3.143

Thesis Project: "The Underlying Factors of the Prescription Drug Epidemic." This paper explains what addiction is, the underlying causes of it, and how it needs to be approached from a public administration standpoint to be best resolved. 

Aug 2007 - May 2011

Bachelors of Science in Business Administration 

University of the cumberlands

I gained a comprehensive understanding of business principles and curricula. I also gained a Communication Arts Minor. I participated in a number of organizations and campus activities.  

GPA: 3.2

Professional Affiliation

Vice President - Lexington Young Professionals Association: LYPA grooms the next generation of community leaders while improving the quality of life in the city of Lexington. I am responsible for helping with the overall direction of our organization, growing membership, finding sponsorship and funding, and planning and administering events. 

Sponsorship Chair - Richmond Young Professionals: This is a new organization and I am assisting with their growth. I am responsible for finding sponsorship and funding for our organizations events and operations.