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, SteepTurn


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 twice per year.   The Next meetings are:   

Fall 2020: October 13 - 15, 2020 | Virtual Event


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Spring 2021: TBD

Committee Documentation

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

For more information about the committee or subcommittees contact Ashley Westbrook at [email protected]