Digital infrastructure conglomerate Vertiv Holdings has named Stephen Liang its Chief Technology Officer, a newly created role responsible for aligning and prioritizing technology strategies with market trends and customers’ needs.
Liang has been with Vertiv Holdings and its various subsidiary companies since 1994, most recently serving as Vertiv's president for the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that he was President, Asia Pacific, at Emerson Network Power, one of Vertiv's portfolio companies, and before that headed various industry-focused businesses under Emerson's Asia Pacific operations.
According to the company's announcement, Liang's appointment is in line with Vertiv’s planned increase in research and development over the next several years. He will play a “key coordination role” and work with various business leaders to drive growth across products and services.
Calling the present day situation a “critical moment for Vertiv and our industry,” Vertiv CEO Rob Johnson said: “Innovation, agility and the ability to deliver smart, sustainable solutions around the globe are the keys to our success. With Stephen’s deep experience in evaluating market trends and driving product innovation as well as his proven leadership across our organization, I can’t imagine anyone being more prepared to help us navigate the opportunities ahead.”
In addition to Liang’s appointment, Vertiv also announced that it has appointed Robert Zhu as President, Vertiv North Asia, and Anand Sanghi as President, Vertiv Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and India (ASI). They will be responsible for driving customer intimacy and accelerating growth in their respective regions and report directly to Johnson as members of the executive leadership team.