In 'Sweet Success: A Journey of Change and Challenge', Doug Lapins chronicles the changes, challenges, and guiding principles of a thirty year corporate career. High-fructose corn syrup, a changing sugar industry, and practical leadership methods weave an absorbing tale of business, family, and social responsibility. Through strength of character, hard work, and native intelligence, he embraced a life full of extraordinary experiences and growth. This is the engrossing story of that journey, the people who influenced its path, and lessons that were learned. It is a must-read for anyone on their own journey of self-improvement.
After moving up the ranks of Spreckels Sugar Company, Douglas Lapins went on to lead their factory in Texas as they embarked upon the initial manufacture of high fructose corn syrup in 1973. In 1981 Douglas, became Spreckels operations and executive vice president and led a difficult downsizing. In 1985 Doug moved to Denver, Colorado as the first president and CEO of Western Sugar where he led the company out of bankruptcy. In 1992 he became a volunteer consultant to not-for-profit agencies and small businesses in Romania, Ukraine, and Peru.