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BEAVERTON - JP Pierce has joined the Ponzi Vineyards winemaking team as its new assistant winemaker. Pierce will supervise winery operations and be a liaison for growers.

Pierce has a bachelor of science in viticulture and enology from the University of California at Davis. His background also includes a broad international winery operations and production skills and more than 10 years of experience in the wine industry.

In addition to his formal education and his experience working in wineries around the world, Pierce also has worked such varied jobs as wine steward at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco and as a Nuclear Machinist Mate in the Navy, making him the perfect candidate to run the day-to-day operations of wine production at Ponzi where having a diverse set of skills is key to success, said winemaker Luisa Ponzi.

Pierce was the cellar master and facilities manager at the Carlton Winemakers Studio in Yamhill County.

TFG Card Solutions team grows

BEAVERTON - TFG Card Solutions Inc. has added Kayvon Bahmanyar, Carly Nyleen and Shawnee Ray to the sales and marketing team in its Beaverton headquarters office.

Bahmanyar, a recent graduate of Portland State University, will serve as TFG's sales and marketing strategist. Prior to joining TFG, he was with ZD Design Agency, based in Portland. He has extensive background in assisting mid-size businesses increase operating efficiencies while driving costs down.

Nyleen joins TFG from JPMorgan Chase, a multinational banking corporation of securities, investments and retail, where she served as operations supervisor. During her six years at Chase she provided leadership for tellers and customer service representatives. At TFG she is client services manager and brings a tighter focus on customer relationship quality.

Ray brings 15 years experience in sales and marketing. She has worked with Nike and National Envelope, and her sales experience is expected to help benefit clients as she assists them in achieving 100 percent direct deposit.

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