Joan Passovoy

Clinical Professor of Operations Management
Joan Passovoy
(619) 260-7674
Office Location
Alcala West, Coronado 214

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Joan Passovoy, clinical professor of operations management, is a 34-year veteran of the operations, supply chain management and manufacturing/industrial engineering fields. She joined the School of Business Administration at the University of San Diego in 2009. Prior to joining SBA, she was the senior operations manager/director of manufacturing for high-speed telecommunications circuitry with a start-up, JNI, that later underwent a successful IPO and was acquired by AppliedMicro Circuits Corporation (AMCC). Earlier in her career, she was an engineering services manager with Diatek/Welch Allyn; held a variety of roles, including engineering services supervisor, production engineering supervisor and industrial engineering supervisor, with Topaz Electronics and senior manufacturing engineer at General Atomics, where she made the first computer consoles for self-serve gas stations. She began her career at General Dynamics, where she worked as a manufacturing development engineer on the Space Shuttle, DC-10, Cruise Missile and Atlas/Centaur Rocket programs. A Lean Six Sigma…