Gary S. Vasilash

Gary S. Vasilash is the founding editor of Automotive Design & Production (AD&P) magazine, a publication established in 1997 by Gardner Publications with the cooperation of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). He is responsible for the editorial management and direction of the monthly magazine. Vasilash continues to write a monthly column for AD&P and contributes several stories to each issue.

Vasilash has more than 20 years of experience writing about the automotive industry, best practices and new technologies. His work has appeared in a variety of venues, ranging from The Wall Street Journal to Lightworks, a journal of contemporary art. He has made numerous presentations at a variety of venues ranging from the annual meeting of the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) to the Center for Constructive alternatives at Hillsdale College.

Prior to his present position, Vasilash was editor-in-chief of both Automotive Production and Production magazines—predecessors to AD&P. He joined Cincinnati, Ohio-based Gardner Publications in 1987 as executive editor of Production magazine.

Prior to that, Vasilash had editorial positions with the Rockford Institute and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and a Master of Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He is a member of the Automotive Press Association.

Kaizen to Eleven

May 12, 2017 at 5:20 AM

On Wednesday Toyota Motor Corp. announced its financial results for the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2017, and things were not all that cheery.

Karma from California

May 11, 2017 at 5:29 AM

Chances are, you (like me) missed the 2017 U.S.

What Is a Porsche?

May 10, 2017 at 5:32 AM

One more about sales and I promise I will stop.

Cadillac XT5 Defies Gravity

May 09, 2017 at 5:31 AM

Yesterday we looked at Ford’s April sales.

Ford Behind the Numbers

May 08, 2017 at 5:57 AM

Last week, as you undoubtedly know, the industry announced its April sales results.

Economy Comes to Carbon Fiber Parts (?)

May 05, 2017 at 6:35 AM

Have economies of scale come to the production of automotive parts with carbon fiber materials?

Developing the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

May 04, 2017 at 4:14 PM

In some regards, it is just a car. Of course, it is a car with some of the most advanced technology available in the industry today. But it isn’t some sort of science project, but a real production reality.

Serious About Steel

May 04, 2017 at 4:03 PM

Automakers continue to use the material to make vehicles that are strong, safe, light and affordable. Here’s a look at some of the recent uses of steel.

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America’s Approach to Building Trust in Autonomy

May 04, 2017 at 3:57 PM

Let’s face it: turning over the driving tasks to sensors, computers and actuators may be technically feasible, but seriously uncomfortable for the occupants in the vehicle. Here’s one approach that can help mitigate the discomfort.

Creating the C-HR

May 04, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Yes, this is a Toyota. A production crossover. One that will clearly appeal to those who are wondering where Scion has gone.

Beyond Dirty, Dull and Dangerous

May 04, 2017 at 1:02 PM

Does the “S” Stand for “Spa”?

May 04, 2017 at 6:34 AM

When Mercedes unveiled the new S-Class in Shanghai last month, there was, understandably, a lot of attention paid to such things as its 48-volt integrated starter alternator, electric booster compressor, and getting-closer-to-autonomous DISTRONIC Active Proximity Control and Active Steer Assist.