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Who Is Doug Meyer-Cuno?

Founder of Carolina Ingredients in 1990, Doug started the organization as a distribution company and restructured the company into a nationally recognized and award-winning seasoning manufacturer. Recently, Mr. Meyer-Cuno sold the business to Mitsubishi while becoming the first privately owned company to be acquired by the global Japanese firm. Doug has created Empowered Leadership which focuses on mentoring Entrepreneurs, CEOs, and Senior Management Teams to empower their associates in a manner that maximizes each team member’s potential by holding them accountable to their responsibilities and Key Performance Indicators.

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Business Highlights

$6.3 mm


In 2017 & 2018 Carolina Ingredients successfully launched 236 new products generating over $6,300,000 in new revenue.

4x growth


Doug aided in increasing Carolina Ingredients from 20 employees to 76 over an 8 year period.

Doug Meyer-Cuno

Doug’s Focus Areas:

  • Team Management
  • Mentoring
  • C-Suite Consulting
  • Speaking

My passion is working with entrepreneurs who have realized their dream into a profitable company; yet, they have hit the wall and can’t seem to take the next big step.”

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Empowered Leadership helps leaders create new visions for their companies, while balancing life outside of the office. We partner with a wide variety of clients who have successfully learned how to work on their companies, empower their teams, create values, life experiences, and build financial stability.

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