System 7 Named 2016 CTA Integrator of the Year

Boston custom integrator System 7 headed by Gerry Lynch is named the 2016 Consumer Technology Association TechHome Division Mark of Excellence Integrator of the Year at CES 2016.

Gerry Lynch, CEO of System 7 in Boston, says the CTA Integrator of the Year Award validates his business model.
Jason Knott · January 11, 2016

System 7, a 12-year-old custom integration firm based in Boston, received the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) 2016 Integrator of the Year Award at a gala ceremony at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.

In receiving the honor, System 7 CEO Gerry Lynch said he was humbled to receive the award.

The company grew a solid 30 percent in revenues in 2015 and Lynch says the booked business for this year is way ahead of last year’s pace. System 7 has been very innovative in several ways. Among other things, it has shared a high-end showroom with a custom builder, and currently has a new showroom in the Boston Design Center.

The company abides by a project portfolio that allows it to maintain a mix of large six-figure projects that always keeps them on the cutting-edge while also performing smaller scale jobs to help maintain cash flow. Another unique trait of this company is that it uses highly educated female project managers with Master’s Degrees in Architecture to work closely with the design community and other trades. 

Lynch humbling noted in accepting the award, “The company success sounds like it was all planned. Many times you have moments of doubt that you are doing the right things, but this award is validation of our business plan.”

Lynch called out industry leaders Joe Lautner of Nortek and Ian Hendler of Leviton as two individuals that have helped guide his success. In fact, Lynch installed one of the first HomeLogic (now Elan) systems ever.

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Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at

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