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September Performance Excellence SIG Meeting  

WMATA (Metro Headquarters)
600 5th St. NW
Room 505
Washington D.C.  20001


Sep 15, 2009    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Performance Excellence SIG
Proudly Presents
Requirements Engineering and Quality Management:
"A Marriage of Necessity"

Presented by:

Phil U.C. Obi, MSSE, PMP,
Reliability Engineer, WMATA

Tuesday, September 15

The Performance Excellence SIG meeting will be held at the following location:

WMATA (Metro Headquarters)
600 5th St. NW, Room 5D-02, Washington, DC 20001
(Across from the Verizon Center, Gallery Place Metro Station)
Please use the Metro Rail (Gallery Place). Upon entering the lobby area, inform the guard that you are attending the "Performance Excellence" meeting. Additionally, contact Michael Smith at 301-651-2305 to be escorted.

Escort & Networking:  6:00 p.m.  
Meeting Kick-off:  6:30 p.m.
Adjourn:   8:00 p.m.

Registration: To register for this event click Performance Excellence SIG Meeting Reg - 09/15/09:

Participants are invited to pre-register and attend the networking portion of the meeting, which includes free pizza and soft drinks.

For additional information please contact:  Laura Cottingham, Chair at cottingham_laura@bah.com / Debra Wilson, Vice-Chair Treasurer at wilson_debra@bah.com / Michael Smith, Vice-Chair Communications at msmith1@wmata.com / Dearil Green, Vice-Chair Meeting Facilities at dgreen@wmata.com / Arneze Washington, Vice Chair Programs at awashington@aadvisory.com

Speaker Biography: Phil Obi is a certified project management professional (PMP) with 14+ year process, manufacturing, quality, and reliability experience in energy and transportation industries. He has a bachelorís degree in chemical engineering at FUTO, and a masterís degree in software engineering from University of Maryland University College.


Phil held many positions of increased responsibilities in Mobil Oil and ExxonMobil, and rose to the position of Aviation Superintendent. While at ExxonMobil, he worked on the ISO certification of lube plant and aviation operations.


He worked as a quality officer for Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA).  In this position, Phil conducted many quality inspections and audits. Phil at present is a Reliability Engineer at WMATA focusing in managing reliability improvement projects for Automatic Fare Collection System, Communications, and Shop and Materials Services.


Phil is passionate about quality and has been involved in quality and reliability for more than ten years. With a burning desire to achieve needed changes, Phil knows the necessity of proper requirements articulation toward quality improvements.