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 fall meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 3rd in Miami Beach, FL immediately preceding the TAPPI/RISI Tissue 2017 Conference

The Spring 2018 Meeting will take place Thursday April 19th in Charlotte, NC immediately following PaperCon 2018More information will be posted here soon. 

Separate registration is required for these committee meetings. Please use the following links to register for the Spring and Fall committee meetings:

Fall 2017: Register

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017 at the Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, FL  

View the Agenda Here

Spring 2018

April 18th-19th to be Co-Located with PaperCon in Charlotte, NC 
Registration and Hotel Information to come

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.