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.

Supplier Study and 2025

August 20, 2018 at 1:55 PM

"We remain committed to the ethos of our founder, Sir Harry Ricardo, who in 1915 set out on a mission to ‘maximize efficiency and eliminate waste.’”

The Business and Execution of Auto Show Business

August 20, 2018 at 6:23 AM

One of the most astonishing automotive reveals I’ve ever had the opportunity to witness was in New York inside Pier 92/94 on the Hudson River on the night of April 11, 2017, when literally hundreds of people were in the darkened structure watching the countdown clock as it ticked toward the release of the 840-hp 2018 Dodge Demon from a structure that appeared like something that was constructed to contain a ravaging beast from the future.

Zanardi’s BMW M4 DTM

August 17, 2018 at 6:51 AM

One of the all-time best—and nicest (based on having had the pleasure of meeting and talking with him some years ago, when he was running in the CART series: he won the championship in both ’97 and ‘98)—racing drivers is Alex Zanardi.

INFINTI QX50: Notable But Unexpected Feature

August 16, 2018 at 8:52 AM

One of the more notable aspects of the new INFINITI QX50 isn’t what you think.

The Structural Excellence of the 2019 Acura RDX

August 15, 2018 at 5:07 AM

The 2019 Acura RDX has received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+, and the structural soundness of the vehicle went a long way to achieving that.

DeepMap and Creating Maps for the Autonomous Vehicle

August 14, 2018 at 9:17 AM

When you think of developing maps for automated vehicles, you might think along the lines of something that you see on your phone, on a screen centered in your IP or something from Garmin.

Ford Valencia Workers Making Better Moves

August 13, 2018 at 6:01 AM

The use of sensors in the auto industry is not just related to the development of ADAS systems.

Ten Million Ponies: Mustang’s Milestone

August 09, 2018 at 1:35 PM

Yesterday Ford marked the production of the 10-millionth Mustang, the legendary pony car that gave rise to the term “pony car” since the vehicle was introduced in 1964.

2018 Mazda6 Signature

August 09, 2018 at 6:38 AM

When the 2014 Mazda6 was launched, the company proclaimed, “Design ingenuity is mysteriously absent among non-luxury mid-size sedans.

Hyundai Mobis Doubles Up for Autonomous Steering

August 08, 2018 at 6:06 AM

While there is considerable attention on the development of things like cost-effective and compact LiDAR and camera and optical sensors for autonomous driving, there are some other portions of a vehicle that need to be addressed for safe, reliable driving with no hands, like the steering system.

Rimac C_2 Tour de Force

August 07, 2018 at 6:35 AM

The high-performance Genovation GXE got us to thinking about other cars with what can be described only as exotic technology and brought to mind the Rimac C_2 which was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this year by Rimic Automobili, which is located in Croatia.

Hydrogen, Autonomous Vehicles and a Whole Lot More

August 06, 2018 at 6:52 AM

During the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars (MBS) in Traverse City last week there were a number of presentations about electrified vehicles.