Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee

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: Jack 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 - Lawrence Yane, Enquerin                
  • Yankee Surface Reliability - Jack Allen, Kadant and Peter Fournier, Valmet          

  • Yankee Steam and Condensate Systems                  

  • Yankee Maintenance

  • Steel Yankee Subcommittee - Todd Olson, Fine Paper 

  • 'Coming Soon' Metalization Subcommittee - forming for Spring 2019 Meeting – Neil Jeske, Georgia-Pacific Corporation


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

Spring 2019

May 2 - 3: Miron Construction, Neenah, WI : Learn More

Fall 2019

Tentative October 1, 2019: at TissueCon in Orlando, FL USA

Committee Documentation

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

For more information about the committee or subcommittees contact Benjamin Hopper at [email protected]