James "Chezo" Cesarini, PE: About the Author
Founder and CEO, Pro-Surve Technical Services, LLC

James "Chezo" Cesarini, PE

James “Chezo” Cesarini, PE is an experienced engineer with 38+ years in the Petrochemical industry. Chezo spent 14 years with Valero serving corporate and site roles in PSM, Engineering, Reliability and Inspection, Turnaround and Maintenance Management. Previous to Valero, Chezo served as an Inspection Supervisor for Marathon and as a Mechanical Designer for Dow. Chezo has two Engineering degrees from Texas A&M and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

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Published Articles

November/December 2021 Inspectioneering Journal

With all the variables in play during a turnaround event, it is rare for all expectations to succeed together, during the same event. It is important to have a process in place, plan each step, and utilize certified inspection personnel.

September/October 2018 Inspectioneering Journal

The most valuable unit of measure within a turnaround is not money, but time. Successful turnaround planners are now integrating the Detailed Inspection Planner (DIP) within their teams to increase the accuracy of planning and reduce the time required to complete the turnaround.

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