Management Team

Southeast Directional Drilling’s key personnel and crew are a big part of the company’s success. Please feel free to browse our team and read their profiles. Should you have any questions, feel free to visit our contact page to get in touch with some of our team.

Management Team

Kent Olmstead
Controller

Kent Olmstead started at SEDD in 2011, after building up a successful startup for 16 years. As Controller he oversees accounting and information systems, including field data collection that helps support field operations, shop production and project management.

Eddie Ramos
Director of Safety & Transportation

Mr. Ramos serves as Director of Safety and Transportation. He began his career at Southeast Directional Drilling in 2003, serving as Controller & Operations Manager. In 2010 he was promoted to Director of Operations, a position he held until transitioning to his current role in 2020.

Aaron Goranson
Director of Research & Development

Mr. Goranson serves as Director of Research & Development overseeing all fabrication and maintenance of equipment. He has been with Southeast Directional Drilling since 2006, during which time he has held multiple roles in the field including mechanic, driller, foreman and superintendent.

Euginio Du Pond
Director of Estimating

Mr. Du Pond serves as Director of Estimating. He brings over 20 years’ experience in estimating roles in the horizontal drilling industry along with extensive experience in construction-related project management. Mr. Du Pond holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in Electronic and Communications from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.

Sam Sebo
Director of Business Development

Mr. Sebo serves as Director of Business Development. He brings over nine years’ experience in business development including working in the midstream sector, product driven companies, subcontractors and service driven companies. Mr. Sebo holds a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University.

Other Staff Members

Field Personnel

Dane Palmer – Superintendent

Derek Westlake – Superintendent

Mike Lundequam – Superintendent

Jesse Garling – Superintendent

Randy Tilley – Superintendent

Joe Vought – Superintendent

Project Management

Heather Barton – PM Controller

Neal Roberts – Project Manager

Jake Bergren – Project Manager

Neal Olmstead – Operations Analyst

Dan Smith – Estimator

Safety / DOT

Adela Alford – Safety Manager

Anthony Posey – Field Safety Representative

Jake Waits – Field Safety Representative

Kevin Beavers – Senior Field Safety Representative

Office Personnel

Carolyn James – Payroll / HR Manager

Laura Haggard – Accounts Payable Manager

Mike Newby – Vendor Manager

Troy Ugrich – Fleet Manager