Meet Our Experts:

Joe Cesarek

Joe Cesarek

Corrosion Specification Specialist

Protective & Marine Coatings Experience:

35 years in the industry and with Sherwin-Williams

Educational Background:

  • Associate Arts Degree, Liberal Arts, Sauk Valley Junior College
  • SSPC-C1
  • NACE Certified Inspector

Professional Memberships:

  • NACE International
  • Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), Former North Central Region Chapter
  • Secretary and President, SSPC1 Course Certified
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • American Water Works Association, Minnesota Chapter (AWWA-MN)
  • Minnesota Surveyors & Engineers Society (MSES)
  • Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
  • Wisconsin Rural Water Association (WRWA)
  • International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)
  • Minnesota Ice Arena Managers Association (MIAMA)


  • Water/Wastewater, Bridge & Highway, Petrochemical, Power, Steel Fabrication, Food & Beverage, General Industrial, Pulp & Paper, Industrial Flooring, Rail


    Geographies Served:

    • Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Western Wisconsin

    Published Papers or Presentations:

    •  “Cathodic Protection and Coatings for Tanks,” NACE 10,000 Lakes Corrosion Control Conference, Feb. 2005
    • “Coatings and Corrosion Control for Pipelines,” NACE Twin Cities, MN Chapter, Sept. 2003
    • “Cold Temperature Coatings Applications,” SSPC North Central Chapter, July 2003
    • “Coating Water Towers in Service,” MRWA Conference & Trade Show, March 2005
    • “Coating Water Towers in Service,” WRWA Conference & Trade Show, April 2005
    • “Innovation in Bridge Coatings,” North Central States Bridge Consortium, May 2005
    • “Maintaining Bridge Coatings,” Minnesota Department of Transportation Training, April 2004
    • “Industrial Coatings and Linings,” Wisconsin Plant & Facility Managers Association, April 2007
    • “Maintaining Bridge Coatings,” Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Nov. 2004
    • “Coatings for Water & Wastewater Treatment – Protecting Your Assets,” St. Cloud
      Technical College, March 2005