Matt Stark has worked in the trade show industry for more than 40 years.   He started his career with Exhibit Group in North Jersey in the graphics department and rose to the level of Manager.  In 2001, Matt joined Avalon as Director of Graphics Services and then, with the merger of Avalon and Art Guild in 2007, Matt assumed the role of Director of Graphic Services for Art Guild, Inc.

Matt died suddenly of a heart attack in the spring of 2019.   He leaves behind his wife, Joan, and 3 sons, Matt Jr, Justin, and Jordan, as well as a 1 year old grand daughter.     As a result of this tragedy, the Stark family lost their primary wage earner and will struggle to meet their financial obligations.