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NORM & Natural Radiation Management Conference North America
October 2024
Denver, CO

Michael Ortiz
Program Manager, Radiation Protection Programs at New Mexico Environment Department


Michael Ortiz has spent over forty years in the radiation field. Before joining the NMED, he spent 15 years as president of Source Inc., manufacturing NIST traceable standards for commercial, medical, federal, and state entities. Michael sold the company to Ekert & Ziegler, located in California. After selling his company, he started to work with Phase I molecular toxicology as Director of regulatory affairs and manufacturing microarrays from 2000 to 2003. Michael spent 20 years with Thermo Eberline first as the chief project manager and radiochemist and advanced through the ranks to become Executive Vice-President of Thermo Analytical, managing environmental testing laboratories in California, New Mexico, Tennessee, Michigan, and Ohio. Michael joined the NMED in 2003 and served as Environmental Scientist, Bureau Chief, and currently as Program Manager in the Radiation Control Bureau. Michael has a Bachelor's Degree in biology and chemistry from the College of Santa Fe and has received training from Oak Ridge Associated University in Diagnostic X-Ray Physics. Michael initiated a contract for NMED, with the FDA becoming the first certified inspector to complete all the FDA training.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Status on the Regulatory Aspects in NORM/TENORM Activities and Wastes in the United States of America