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In Brief: Appointment at Smart Apparel

Youngor Group promoted Frank Xu to managing director of its division Smart Apparel U.S.

• SMART APPAREL APPOINTMENT: Youngor Group promoted Frank Xu to managing director of its division Smart Apparel U.S., a branded and private label shirt and suit manufacturer. Formerly the deputy managing director for Smart, Xu is a veteran of the apparel and retail industries. His career includes a 13-year run in the retail division of Youngor Group. Smart’s previous managing director, Jesse Zee, has assumed a new role as vice chairman of the group. Xu and Zee will continue to be based in Hong Kong. Commenting on the appointments, Bob Skinner, chief executive officer of the New York-based Smart Apparel U.S., said, “Frank has an excellent knowledge of the global apparel industry. In the past year, he has immersed himself successfully in every facet of our Smart Apparel business and is very well suited for the role.”