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.

Automotive Past and Future and Lots In Between

September 05, 2017 at 6:06 AM

The Nissan Pao is a small three-door—approximately 147 inches long, 62 inches wide, 58 inches high, and with a 91-inch wheelbase—that had a three year run, from 1989 to 1991.

JLR and Owning the Steering Wheel

September 04, 2017 at 10:03 AM

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) posits that in the future people will be calling on various vehicles to take them where they need to go.

Labor Day 2017

September 04, 2017 at 9:57 AM

Today in the United States it is Labor Day.

2017 Lexus GS 350 F Sport

September 01, 2017 at 6:24 AM

For model year 2016 Lexus took its GS sport sedan and made it sportier by launching the GS F model, with “F” signifying a performance variant of the normal vehicle.

Audi Takes Manufacturing Seriously

August 31, 2017 at 6:29 AM

When you think about German cars—be they a Golf or an S Class or something in between—chances are you have a sense that a fundamental characteristic of each and every vehicle is a certain higher level of technical proficiency than you might find in a car built by manufacturers located anywhere else in the world.

Innoviz Gets Even More Tier One Support

August 30, 2017 at 5:45 AM

Consider this: a company that was founded in January 2016 by former members of the Israeli Defense Forces has, within the matter of a couple of weeks, made agreements with two of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Domino’s and Ford Deliver Autonomously

August 29, 2017 at 6:50 AM

When you think about technology developments in autonomy, you probably think of companies like Uber or Velodyne or Continental or Delphi.

Engineering a Better Combustion Engine

August 28, 2017 at 6:07 AM

Homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) is a means by which there is combustion of fuel via pressure rather than a spark.

Hydrogen: The 21st Century Fuel Additive

August 25, 2017 at 6:49 AM

This past weekend, the Woodward Dream Cruise was held in Detroit, where there was a seemingly endless parade of classic and wanna-be-classic cars from days gone by rolling past throngs of viewers from literally all around the world.

Ford’s EV Future in China

August 24, 2017 at 6:50 AM

While automakers in the U.S. seem to be frustrated by the California Air Resources Board sticking to its requirements for the electrification of vehicles—although in some regards it appears that the number of electric vehicles (including plug-in hybirds) sold by a company in California in 2025 is on the order of over 15 percent of total sales, given things like credits that car markets can use, the number is closer to 8 percent—the world’s largest automotive market, which happens to be on the other side of the Pacific, has rather demanding requirements, with a need for OEMs to have at least 8 percent of their 2018 sales be electric vehicles (EVs), then 10 percent in 2019 and 12 percent in 2020.

The CTS-V Limited Edition

August 23, 2017 at 4:11 PM

While there is nothing definitive, it seems that Cadillac’s head Johan de Nysschen is going to transform the lineup of sedans that the GM division has on offer, retaining the CT6 but replacing the ATS and CTS and doing something (eliminate?) the XTS.

2017 BMW 530i xDrive

August 23, 2017 at 6:03 AM

The BMW 5 Series has been on the scene since 1972, and now the vehicle is in its seventh generation.