About Us

We are a new company.

But we are not new to the industry.

Underground Magnetics is a new US company with fresh ideas and designs backed by experience. The company is centered around a core team of three who, combined, have over 70 years’ experience with designing and producing locating systems and servicing the industry.

Mike Young, President

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

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.

Contact info:
Email: glenn.boot@undergroundmagnetics.com
Cell: 346-221-7811

Andrew Lindsay

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.

Contact info:
Office: 515-505-0960
Cell: 515-423-4773