Billy Ku has been appointed president of Koos Manufacturing Inc.’s Big Star brand. He had previously served for five years as chief administrative officer of Koos.

He succeeds Kee Song,who’d been with the firm for more than 30 years.

Ku will have responsibility for all day-to-day operations at Big Star.

Koos had previously been the U.S. licensee for Big Star before it acquired the trademark outright.

In addition to Big Star, South Gate, Calif.-based Koos owns AG Jeans, formerly known as AG Adriano Goldschmied, a premium jeans brand. Goldschmied, considered among the patriarchs of the modern denim industry, is no longer associated with the firm.

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