Underground Magnetics is an innovative company based in the U.S. with fresh ideas and designs backed by experience. We are centered around a core team of industry experts who are dedicated to designing, producing, and servicing locating systems in the industry.


Mike Young


Mike has worked in the HDD industry for over 30 years. Co-founder of Straightline Manufacturing (1984-1994), Mike helped design and produce some of the first HDD rigs offered to the industry. During his time there, he helped in the development of one of the first locating systems the Digitrak. After leaving Straightline he worked with DCI from (1995-2010) to expand the use of HDD methods throughout the world managing five foreign offices. After leaving DCI and working on his own for five years, he teamed up with Underground Magnetics to help develop and bring one of the most advanced locating system to the HDD industry.


Glenn Boot

Sales & Support

Having over 30 years experience in the Horizontal drilling industry providing sales, training and service, Glenn brings a wealth of drilling experience to the UM family. In addition to that, Glenn worked for Baroid Halliburton as Equipment Manager and was a global account rep. Glenn’s mud engineering background is another valuable tool contractors can call on when working with Glenn.


Andrew Lindsay

Office Manager & Technical Support

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Missouri State University. He brings over 10 years of experience in sales and customer service to Underground Magnetics and is dedicated to his growth in the HDD industry.


Ryan Marshall

National Sales Manager

Ryan comes with 25 years of experience in the equipment industry. Time with Vermeer MFG and Vermeer dealerships. Ryan has a vast knowledge of underground experience that dates back to the mid 90’s working with the HDD industry doing drill demos and startups. He also brings great customers skills from working as a service manager and moving to sales in 2003. Ryan has also spent time as a Corporate Account manager working with some of the largest HDD companies in the world.


Kurtis Fulkman

East Central Regional Manager

Covering Western New York and Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.


Kurtis started working in the HDD industry in the early 90’s with FlowMole. While working for one of the pioneers in the industry, Kurtis learned the basics while working his way through the industry as a laborer, drill operator, locator, foreman and finally as President of Operations running his own company. With his years of experience working throughout the US and Canada, he is now considered one of the go-to professionals for problem solving and drilling advice. He now brings his years of experience full circle working with Underground Magnetics offering one of the best HDD locators on the market along with unparalleled start to finish job-site experience.


Jason Ortiz

Florida Regional Manager

Jason started his career in the HDD industry over 25 years ago. Like many of the customers Jason works with in Florida, he started in HDD working his way up from laborer to operating, locating, and running drill crews. Jason’s experience not only spans 25 plus years but also drilling projects in 18 different states. This versatility serves him well in his new roll as a regional manager for Underground Magnetics Florida.
Jason understands the challenges that HDD crews face every day. He will not only be a huge asset to UM but also to the customers he’ll serve.


Nate Strother

Southeast Regional Manager

Nate comes to Underground Magnetics with a strong business background. Graduating from William Peace University with a business and marketing degree, Nate will continue the strong customer support in the Southeast region vacated by Ryan Marshall’s promotion to national sales manager. As Nate is starting his career in the HDD industry, he will provide vital customer support to Georgia, North and South Carolina.


Stefan Rodriguez

Regional Sales Manager - TX, OK, AR

Stefan has been selling to the HDD and Gas contractor market for 5+ years. He is newer to the industry but has excelled at rock drilling and tooling for the Texas and Oklahoma areas. Prior to UMag, he was an Outside Sales Rep in Texas selling Melfred Borzall tooling and rock bits. Having won 2 awards for "Salesman of the Year" within his short sales career, he understands that customer service is a big necessity in this field. His dedication to helping customers and his list of contacts throughout the industry will be a benefit to UMag and their customers.


Sean Stanley

North Central Regional Manager

Covering North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.


Sean brings with him 20 years’ experience in the underground equipment industry. As parts and service manager with Vermeer Colorado and Midwest Underground, Sean supported drilling contractors in the most demanding conditions and has experience supporting locating equipment ranging from Radiodetection to Spot-D-Tek to DCI. His most recent sales role with Underground Tools, Inc involved HDD pipe and tooling support to drillers in much of the upper Midwest. Sean’s industry experience and extensive contact network make him a valuable asset to the HDD customers and is a welcome addition to the UMag team of professionals.