InVision Communications, headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., has announced that Jim Cascino has joined the company as chief operating offer. Call 925/280-7816 …

John Moran and Mike Bjornstad, former CEO and COO respectively of Los Angeles-based event rental powerhouse Classic Party Rentals, announced yesterday that they have acquired Wine County Party & Events, located in Sonoma, Calif. The sellers—Marshall and Leslie Bauer—will remain with the company as investors and partners to support the company's growth and innovation, the new owners said. Loren Marple, former general manager and vice president for Classic in California's Central Valley region, joins Wine Country as partner/general manager. Call 707/940-6000 ….

Experiential marketing agency Switch: Liberate Your Brand, headquartered in St. Louis, has announced the promotion of Scott Burns to its new executive creative director position. Call 314/206-4549

Seattle-based Cedarbrook Lodge has named Chris Cheuk food and beverage manager. Call 206/214-4282 …

AlliedPRA, a leader globally in the DMC market, has announced that Simon Burleigh has been named director of global sales U.K. and Scott Eames sales director for the EMEA market. Call 44 1784 224219 …

Suncadia, a year-round mountain resort community located 80 miles east of Seattle in Roslyn, Wash., has appointed Casey McManus as executive chef. Call 509/649-6400 …

Filipe Nepomuceno, owner of Montreal-based Altima Concept, died suddenly last week, according to an announcement from ADMEI. Donations may be sent in his memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation

Corona, Calif.-based SternoCandleLamp, which provides warming and creative lighting solutions for the foodservice industry, has announced the addition of Thad Smith as communications manager and executive chef. Call 951) 682-9600 …

Global Special Effects of Lexington, Ala., has a new websiteCall 256/229-5551 …

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