Hansen Natural Corp. today announced the appointment of Sydney Selati to its board of directors, expanding the number of directors to seven.

Selati, 65, is a director of Barbeques Galore Ltd., a post he has held since 1997, and is chairman and president of the company's US operations. Barbeques Galore is a publicly-traded specialty retail chain on two continents, featuring barbecues, accessories and related products, as well as hearth products. Previously, Selati was president of Sussex Group Ltd., a holding company that operated four branded chains of retail furniture stores.

"We are pleased to have someone of Syd Selati's stature join our board," said Rodney C. Sacks, chairman and chief executive officer of Hansen's. "Syd brings to our company more than 37 years of relevant business experience in the broad consumer and retail sectors. I am confident that he will be instrumental in helping to guide our growth and development."