Charles Totten came to work at Morris one month after the International Steel Group completed its purchase of Bethlehem’s assets, in June 2003.

He spent 37 years managing cranes at Bethlehem Steel’s Burns Harbour, Indiana plant. By the time he left, he was superintendent of the services department, a centralised maintenance department of about 750 people across the entire site.

He has also shared his experiences as a crane user working with the US steel industry’s influential trade association, the Association of Iron and Steel Technology. He has served as the chairman of the AIST’s subcommittee number 6, electric overhead travelling cranes, and has also chaired the cranes operating committee of the AIST. Totten is currently serving on the AIST’s board of directors.