Yankee dryers are one of the most dangerous and costly areas of a tissue mill.  This active group of yankee dryer owner/users and service providers work to expand knowledge of safe operating and maintenance practices.   The committee's goal is to develop standard practices and standards for problems which cause drying system delay and compromise safety across the tissue industry.

Committee Leadership

Committee Co-Chair: Neil Jeske, Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Committee Co-Chair: David C. Thompson, ChemTreat Inc. 
Co-Secretary: Jackie E. Allen, Kadant Solutions
Co-Secretary: Jerry L. Jessick, Georgia-Pacific Corporation 

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Key Problem Areas and Team Leaders

  • Yankee Hood and Process Air Systems - Jean Desharnais, Enerquin                  
  • Yankee Surface Reliability - Jackie Allen, Kadant, Peter Fournier, Valmet          
  • Yankee Steam and Condensate Systems - Michael Soucy, Kadant Johnson                  
  • Yankee Maintenance - Scott Thompson, Airtherm
  • Steel Yankee Subcommittee - Ron Clarke, Baisch Engineering Inc, Troy Kapalczynski, Toscotec


“The Meeting will take place March 19th and 20th in Miami Beach, FL immediately preceding Tissue World Miami. More information will be posted here soon. 

Separate registration is required for these committee meetings. Registration link coming soon.

Spring 2018

March 19-20, 2018 to be held at Tissue World in Miami Beach, FL

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Committee Documentation

Past meeting presentations and minutes are available to members only on  TAPPI Connect 

For more information about the committee or subcommittees contact Scott Springmier; +1.404.375.0464.