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 manufacturers, owners, users and service providers work to expand knowledge of safe, reliable operating and maintenance practices. The committee's goal is to develop standards and standard practices for problems which cause drying system delay and compromise safety across the tissue industry.

Committee Leadership


Chairman: Jerry Jessick, Georgia-Pacific


Co-Secretary: Nicolas Genske, Kimberly-Clark


Co-Secretary: Daniel Ludden, BTG Americas


YDSRC member Magnus Högman of Valmet AB, speaking at TAPPI’s TissueCon 2019


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

Spring 2020

 May 12 - 14, Yankee Dryer Spring Virtual Meeting

Fall 2020

Tentative October 1, 2020: at TissueCon in Atlanta, GA, 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 Robert Dawsom at [email protected]