Gus Franklin - Intracoastal Realty

About Gus

Gus spent 30 years with the Dana Corporation where he was President of Dana Europe located in Lausanne, Switzerland for 4 years and later President of Dana International for 7 years. While there he was on the boards of the Dana joint ventures in India, Taiwan, Mexico and Venezuela.  In addition, Gus was responsible for Global Sourcing, Strategic Planning and Executive Development.  Most recently Gus was a manufacturer’s representative for the Fersa Group out of Spain and the Tata Automotive Components Group out of India. 
Gus was born in New Haven, CT when his father was coaching football at Yale University.  During his grade school years his father coached at the University of Nebraska, Houston University and Southern Methodist University.  Gus attended high school at Housatonic in Falls Village, CT when his father was coaching football and was Dean at the Kent School.  Gus holds an undergraduate degree in management science from Duke University where he attended on an NROTC scholarship.  He also holds an MBA from the University of Rhode Island and he attended the Harvard Advanced Management Program, AMP 104.  Gus has recently published a book on leadership, “Afraid To Win”.  

He has two married children, a son in San Francisco who has 2 daughters and works for Amazon and a daughter in San Francisco who has twin daughters and is a design engineer with Google.  Gus’s wife Linda also works with Intracoastal Realty and they are on the Vance Young team together.  They have owned a place in Wilmington since 1993, first on Wrightsville Beach then moved in  2005 to Landfall and recently moved back to Wrightsville Beach.    Gus is a member of the Country Club of Landfall and the Cameron Executive Network of UNCW.

Gus is focused on helping people from the Midwest and East Coast learn about the charms of Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach so they will want to come live here as much as he and Linda did.  Gus has lived all over the US including California, Texas, Nebraska, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington DC.  Having moved over 28 times in his life he brings a level of experience that can help with the transition to living in Wilmington.

An avid golfer, Gus has played courses all over the world, but he finds no better golf than right here in the Greater Wilmington area.