OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scoular Company announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Paul Maass as Chief Executive Officer, effective August 22, 2016. Maass will office in the company's Omaha, Nebraska headquarters and be responsible for worldwide strategic leadership.
Maass most recently served as President of ConAgra Foods' Commercial Foods and Private Brands segments as well as Chairman of the Ardent Mills joint venture. In that role, he led businesses with total annual revenue of $13 billion and more than 15,000 employees and 90 manufacturing facilities in seven countries.
He began his 27-year career with ConAgra as a commodity merchandiser after graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in agricultural business. Throughout his career, he served in various leadership positions, including Director, ConAgra Trade Group (now Gavilon, LLC); President, ConAgra Mills; President, Lamb Weston; and President, Commercial Foods division.
"Following a six-month search, we are pleased to have found a seasoned, accomplished agribusiness executive like Paul," said David Faith, Chairman of the Board for The Scoular Company. "His diverse background and solid experience are an excellent fit for Scoular, from commodity merchandising and logistics to commercial food ingredient processing, sales and P&L management. Further, his proven experience in successful corporate strategy will be a great asset to Scoular as we continue to pursue growth opportunities, domestically and internationally."
"I am thrilled with the opportunity to join the team and lead Scoular. I've known Scoular my entire career and have always admired the great people and the integrity of the company," said Maass. "I am excited about the future as we work together to leverage our unique potential and create value."
About Scoular A 124-year old employee-owned company with nearly $5 billion in sales, Scoular's 100+ independent business units provide diverse supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients around the globe. From 120 strategic offices and grain-handling facilities in North America, South America, and Asia, 1200+ employees are engaged in the business of buying, selling, storing, handling, and processing grain and ingredients as well as managing transportation and logistics worldwide. Scoular was listed at 66 on Forbes magazine's 2015 list of top 100 of America's Largest Private Companies. www.scoular.com