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 Committee meets face-to-face twice per year.   The Next meetings are:

Fall 2018

October 2, 2018 at the Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton WI.   It will immediately proceed the Tissue 2018 Conference. You may a reserve a discounted room at the Red Lion using the Tissue 2018 Room Block

Find out more about the meeting here


Spring 2019

April 30 – May 1: Neenah, WI or
PaperCon May 5-6: Indianapolis, IN

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.