Murray Lapides

Founder (Retired)

In 2018, after 37 years of hard work to define AVFX and its role in the AV industry, Murray Lapides retired from the business. In 1981 he founded Media 1, Inc., now (AVFX) to meet the increasing demand for quality audio visual and staging services. His vision lives on with the current management team at AVFX. We miss Murray every day, but with the defining principles and mentoring he provided over the years, AVFX continues to provide the same high-quality services we have for nearly four decades.

Murray is truly an industry luminary respected by his peers. His vision and foresight have led AVFX to be the first-to-market with many event technologies that have been widely adopted by the industry. He continues to be active in the industry and gets personally involved in the most complex, creative and challenging engagements at AVFX. His quiet style and attention to detail have led to many long-term client relationships.

Murray's Personal Passions

I’ve never figured out if I was drawn to this business because of the personal opportunities that it affords, or just fortunate to have the opportunities because of the global nature of what we do. Travel, especially to the unique places, has always been a passion. This picture is a perfect example—after a June show in Las Vegas, the timing was perfect for my family to fly out and join me for a trip out to the Grand Canyon. Cause? Or effect?


Some of us have been with AVFX for many years and some have joined the company in the past year. The thing we have in common is a focus on your audience.

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