Over the years, Neil has gained an industry reputation as an expert in the application of custom cranes and heavy material handling equipment and automation, working for such customers as the US military, NASA and Boeing. In addition to his management duties, Neil continues to take on design and estimating for a range of special projects at Ederer ranging from the control system for a retractable roof of a baseball stadium to the 375 US ton bridge crane that is used to mate the space shuttle to the external fuel tank for launch.