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March 9th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — ConAgra Mills executive Paul Maass has been named the 2006 Agricultural Business Outstanding Alumnus by the Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club.
The club presented the award March 3 at its annual banquet. He was recognized for his accomplishments within ConAgra Mills, the third-largest flour-milling company in North America. Under the leadership of Maass, a new product called Ultragrain was launched. Maass also led ConAgra's recruitment efforts in the College of Agriculture and the company's involvement with the club.
Maass is vice president of ConAgra Mills. He graduated from Iowa State with a bachelor's degree in agricultural business in 1988.
Maass was born and raised on a corn, soybean and purebred Angus cattle farm near Cherokee. He was very active in 4-H, and served in leadership positions at both the local and state levels.
At Iowa State he held several leadership positions at ISU including senior class president. He was a member of Cardinal Key, the Agricultural Business Club, the Student Alumni Association and the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.
Maass and his wife, Julie, live in Bennington, Neb. with their children, Quinn, Luke and Paige. He is the son of Wayne, who splits residencies between Los Angeles and Paullina, and Faye (deceased) Maass.