Chief engineer of Morris Material Handling for 15 years (1987-2003), Mike Reupert has particularly influenced the development of special cranes in the USA over his 37 years of experience at the company.

He has worked as a design engineer, product engineer and project engineer, and has designed charging cranes, gantry cranes, stacker cranes, log-handling and container handling portal cranes, reactor room and fuel handling powerhouse cranes, refuse and coke handling bucket cranes, and many industrial cranes.

He has served as the chairman of the P&H patent committee and product safety committee.

But he has also influenced the industry. During his time as a member of the ASME structural subcommittee, he wrote design code for cranes in nuclear facilities.