BUFFALO, N.Y. — Yexi Liu has been named chief information officer at Rich Products Corp. He succeeds Paul Klein, who is retiring at the end of this year.

Mr. Liu most recently was c.i.o. at Westinghouse Electric Co., where he led development of the company’s long-term technology strategy and governance model in support of its commercial effectiveness, supply chain priorities and overall business transformation. Earlier he served in numerous global I.T. leadership roles across Asia, Latin America and Europe for both SPX Corp. and Ingersoll Rand.

“As we searched for a new c.i.o., our goal was to find a seasoned I.T. leader with a strong global perspective,” said Richard Ferranti, president and chief operating officer of Rich Products. “Yexi’s resume speaks for itself, but on top of that, his values align with Rich’s pioneering spirit and family culture. We are thrilled to welcome Yexi onboard to help drive the effective development and implementation of Rich’s evolving digital vision.”

Mr. Liu’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for Rich Products. The company recently completed a full redesign of its corporate information resources space to include advanced technology and forward-thinking functionality for optimized efficiency and productivity.