As a student of accounting and business at DeVry University in Addison, Illinois, Joanna Manaves garnered enough credit hours to take the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination. After earning her bachelor�s degree in 1994, she embarked on a management career in accounting and financial services. Joanna Manaves currently serves as the director of supply chain management and product control for the Peacock Engineering Company. From its headquarters in Geneva, Illinois, Peacock Engineering provides a range of primary and secondary packaging, supply chain and project management, process engineering, and co-manufacturing services.

Joanna Manaves� duties with Peacock encompass a wide range of production control and inventory management functions. Since joining the company in 2002, Ms. Manaves has successfully integrated a company barcode system in five plants and maintained a 25 percent rate of inventory turn improvements on an annual basis. She also programmed a scheduling and capacity system using modern enterprise resource planning methodologies.