CESAR A HANNON Director of Industrial Projects

League City, TX

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Engineering Project Manager with advance knowledge of the project life cycle with expert abilities in project planning, execution, risk assessment, commissioning/evaluation, and control project financials; strong EPC knowledge; technical and business skills to deliver projects safely on time, within budget; greenfield & brownfield, large/small capital projects, revamps, expansions, TAR in operating plants.


Major Accomplishments:

·         Reduce the roll-off waste bins contract from 95 to 45 bins for a savings of $27 K/yr. Ascend Performance.

·         Champion the 3Ds in PFDs and P&IDs review with clients for projects < $50MM in order to reduce change modifications to the scope of work in the design phase. Reviewed and approved $1MM in CO for Shell, LA.

·         Developed the 2012 TAR project execution process for Project Managers and Contractors in order to execute projects 100% complete. Reduced 20% of projects (lack of justification) in the TAR. Rock-Tenn.

·         Built a new Special Packaging Operations building with an original budget of $4MM and final cost $3.25MM.

·         Recommend improvements to increase diesel production by 5% at the Amoco, Salt Lake City Refinery.

·         Built a new Lab for Amoco Texas City refinery, budget $12MM final cost $9.6MM saving of $2.4MM additional savings on chemical resistant floor and reusing existing furniture from other locations.



·         Provided leadership to 4 Prj. Mgrs., 4 Prj. Eng. up to 15 technical people – responsible for coaching, training, and development of the engineering team to bridge the gap in sales, eng., operations, and construction.

·         Led cross-functional teams: R&D, Engineering Disciplines, EHS, Project Control, Validation, QA/QC, Vendors & Contractors, Construction, and Commissioning. Accountable for their performance and results.

·         Familiar with federal, state, & local regulations (cGMP, SOX, EPA, FDA, API, NFPA, OSHA, DOT, etc.).

·         Seventeen years of petrochemical/chemical experience; seven years of Pharmaceutical (Puerto Rico); three years of Environmental Technology Manager; one year in the Paper Mill Industry; and four years with EPC Engineering Companies.

Adisseo, Engineering Service, Houston & France.                                              Aug.2014 – Apr. 2018

Director of Industrial Projects  (On Apr. project on HOLD, on Jul project CANCEL)

·           Responsible to find a chemical plant in the USA that would share resources and utilities with Adisseo and build a new Smartamine plant; generate a business case (CapEx&OpEx) to support an investment decision to transfer products to the new plant.  Developed the Facility Planning, the Basic Engineering workflow, and the objectives of the project. Bud. $45MM

·           Developed small projects for Cyanco and Huntsman Chemicals inside Ascend Performance Material plant.  Developed the FEED for the highly contaminated and radioactive process water tank and coordinate the process execution plan to avoid shutdown the plant. Bud. $15MM.

·           Provided Construction & Project Management support for the Grade 5 High Purity Hydrogen-Peroxide expansion project at PeroxyChem; generated proposals for new clients. Bud. $4MM


JACOBS ENGINEERING, Houston, TX.                                                                Aug.2012 – Jul.2014

Project Engineer V (Company lost customers – Downsized as a result of staff reductions)

—   Marathon Refinery, Texas City, TX.  Developed and executed FEED of the Control System Move Project. Moved 16 operating units 8 Delta V/8 Honeywell to a new CCR.  Bud. $15 MM

—   Motiva Refinery, Port Arthur, TX.  Determine project needs to service the plant. Managed FEE for HTU4, HTU3, and VPS4 relief valves study.  Prepared Total Cost of the projects. Bud.$4 MM

—   Phillips 66 Refinery.  Built relationship w/ P66 management, FEED, and procurement package for Unit 22 Flare Line Replacement & Alky Acid Relief Neutralizer modification projects. Bud. $3 MM

—   Valero Refinery, Corpus Christi, TX. Tier 4 Diesel Engine Replacement. Developed the FEED and approved all Eng. package.  Provided TIC & support during construction/startup. Bud.$15MM


ROCK-TENN, Hodge, LA.                                                                                     Sep.2011 – Jun.2012

Engineer Manager II (My family did not like the area)

—   Managed the project engineer department to develop and execute 18 plant projects before the 2012 TAR. Provided Eng. support to operations and maintenance.  Developed a 5 yr. capital plan to optimize the plant operations. Developed the PEP as a guideline to PM.  Bud. $143 MM.


ALSTOM POWER, Knoxville, TN.                                                                        Jun.2008 – Aug.2011

Technology Manager (Company lost customers / Cancel CO2 program/ Company sold to GE)

—   TransAlta Pioneer Project, Alberta, Canada & EPRI USA.  Coordinate R&D, Process and Engineering teams to support the new chilled ammonia, post-combustion carbon capture technology. Evaluate and implement a new process to improve performance to transfer product from the pilot plant to a full industrial plant. Developed technical spec for the process. Bud.$1.3 Bi

—   Advanced Amine Process – Lead the process development and engineering. Worked closely with the engineering team in Weisbaden, Germany, to develop the process execution. Generated proposals and PEP for the USA and Europe (Poland, France, & Scotland). TIC $800 MM/ea.


Bristol Myers Squibb, Humacao, PR.                                                                  Feb.2007 – Apr.2008

Engineering Project Manager (Consultant 1 yr. assignment)

·         Manage and execute plant projects for Plavix product, plant-wide N2 upgrade for solid dose production & lab and upgrade facilities for the control automation. Provide PM support.


Pfizer/Pharmacia, Arecibo, PR.                                                                           Sep.2001 – Dec.2006

Global Engineering Project Manager (Company sold to Pfizer – closed plant)

—   Valdecoxib & Exemestane Commercial Production Train. Modified process tanks and axillary equipment to accommodate the new transfer product to our plant. Upgrade the Delta V software and hardware, to handle batch applications control automation, PLCs, DCS.  Bud. $11.8 MM

—   Utility Projects – Energy savings projects (air compressors, chillers upgrade, cooling tower retrofit, warehouse improvement, and purified water system modifications). EHS projects (water injection wells, process waste reduction, asbestos, and lead removal) Bud. 8.7 MM

—   Special Packaging Operations – Designed and built an aseptic clean building ISO5 class 100; developed SOPs; reduced risk & improved product quality; validate IQ, OQ, PQ Bud. $3.25 MM

—   Tank Truck Unloading – built a new unloading station facility with a secondary containment and fire protection for 13 terminals and 15 storage tanks. Designed unloading station for chlorosulfonic acid with oil deluge system and interlocks. Bud. $2.75 MM


Equistar Chemical, Chocolate Bayou, TX.                                                           Sep.1999 – Aug.2001

Project Manager (Contract)

—   Manage all plant capital and large expense projects for the Tank Farm, Olefins units, and Hydrocarbons units for polymers production. Bud $25 MM/year.


AMOCO – (Company sold to BP – Downsized as a result of staff reduction)                                  Jan.1984 – Jul.1999

—   Project Manager, New Lab, Amoco Refinery, Texas City, TX.  Managed the PEP for Eng., procurement, and construction. Prepare Eng. Spec. for Ar, CO2, H2, He, N2, & O2.

—   Project Engineer, CAT-3 TAR, Amoco Refinery, Texas City, TX.  This project involved the modifications of the Reactor/Regenerator. Internal hoppers, 2 vertical risers, Bud. $40 MM

—   Design Engineering, Waste Water Treatment Plant Modifications, Amoco Whiting Refinery, IN.  Design and install the bar screen, carbon canisters in API separator.

—   Computer Engineer, Chicago, IL. Responsible for the upgrade and implementation of new engineering programs that will help the engineer’s productivity in all Amoco refineries.

—   Production Technologist, Houston. Provide technical support to the Amoco international drilling (onshore and offshore) group for four years while attending the University of Houston at night.


Education:        MBA/PMP, 2009, Master of Business Administration / Project Management Professional – Aspen University, Colorado.

B.S., 1988, Process & Piping Engineering – University of Houston


Training:           cGMP & ISO; AutoCAD; Passport; SAP; CAEPIPE; Primavera; JD Edwards; Aspen+; Distillation; M. Project; Questimate; Green Belt, PSM, PHA, RCA.

Registration:    TWIC in renovation process.

Certifications:  Biotechnology; Home Inspector in Puerto Rico.

Affiliations:      International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE); Project Management Institute of Puerto Rico