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.

Introducing Arteon: Volkswagen’s Stylish Sedan

March 06, 2017 at 3:47 PM

Volkswagen is making a design-led advance into the market as it is launching the Arteon, a five-seat fastback sedan.

The Toyota Concept-i: Driving 2030

March 06, 2017 at 3:28 PM

Not all people think that the future of automobiles consists of undifferentiated pod-like structures that will contain people like just so much cargo. Ian Cartabiano and his colleagues at Calty are among them, so they’ve created Concept-i.

Money for Something

March 06, 2017 at 1:42 PM

Cadillac, Lincoln & Crossovers

March 06, 2017 at 6:02 AM

In February, Cadillac delivered 10,823 vehicles.

The Panamera. . .Wagon

March 03, 2017 at 6:17 AM

There are two things that are true of automotive journalists: they like station wagons.

Data Is the New Gas

March 02, 2017 at 8:28 AM

Perhaps it has something to do with comparatively low gas prices.

Nissan Presses on in England

March 01, 2017 at 6:30 AM

Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, UK, has completed the installation of a £37-million stamping press line that’s taken 18 months to complete but which provides the plant the ability to produce as many as 2.5-million panels for the vehicles manufactures: the Nissan Juke, Qashqai and Leaf, as well as the Infiniti Q30 and QX30.

Anecdote about Automation

February 28, 2017 at 6:20 AM

This is the Case IH 8000 Series Austoft sugar cane harvester: According to CNH Industrial, which owns Case, in Brazil, where equipment like this is used, sugar cane harvesting, which had once been a labor-intensive process (as had been the production of cars and components), workers had been able to cut cane at a rate of up to 500 kg per hour.

Cars Then & Now & in Cuba

February 27, 2017 at 6:16 AM

This is the very first Chevrolet Camaro: It has VIN #100001.

Ford Copies Nature

February 24, 2017 at 6:35 AM

As Nature (yes, capital N Nature) has done a pretty good job of designing things, it is somewhat surprising that Man (ditto) doesn’t follow Nature’s lead more often when it comes to designing objects.

Hybrid—Not What You Think

February 23, 2017 at 6:23 AM

When you think “hybrid,” you probably think something like this: But that’s not what equipment supplier KraussMaffei thinks.

The Discrete Charm of the EV

February 22, 2017 at 6:07 AM

Margot Robbie, in the 2015 film The Big Short, based on Michael Lewis’s 2010 book, is shown in a bubble bath.