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.


Alexander Ederveen

Director European Operations
+39 333-123-9533

Alex has worked in the HDD industry for over 25 years. He grew up in the Netherlands with Radiodetection products. Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and after university in 1994 he moved to the US working for Radiodetection. After a few years of sales and customer service he moved back to Europe and worked as a global product manager for RD Trenchless division. During his time with Radiodetection (1992 – 2004) he helped in the development of the DrillTrack locating systems and expanding the use of HDD technology throughout the world. After leaving RD he has worked on his own for almost ten years and in addition to that, Alex has worked for Subsite/Hammerhead as an international market manager. Joining Underground Magnetics, Alex brings a wealth of experience to the UM family, dedicated to expand the use of one of the most advanced locating system to the HDD industry in Europe.


Mark McAllister

(515) 505-0960

Sean Stanley

US Sales Manager
(515) 505-0960

Ryan Lindsay

Production Manager
(515) 505-0960

Andrew Lindsay

Customer Service & Repair
(515) 505-0960

Zachary Kurth

Customer Service & Repair
(515) 505-0960

Gail Kuehl

Customer Support
(515) 505-0960

Jocelyn Foster

Account Manager
(515) 505-0960

Jerry Mathews

Production Support
(515) 505-0960

Tyler Price

Marketing Director
(515) 505-0960

Kailee Ticknor

Marketing and Administration
(515) 505-0960