Savant Systems announced Tuesday that it has named William J. Lynch its new chief executive officer. Lynch is the former top executive of Barnes and Noble.
The company's founder and longtime CEO, Robert Madonna, will remain chairman of the board.
Lynch's appointment coincides with a shift by the company to "beyond its well-established high-end residential market leadership, for the first time ever offering mass market consumers the ability to deploy a Savant Smart Home previously available only to the wealthy," Savant said. The newest system, launching this spring, will be available through Savant's established dealer network.