Gary S. Vasilash

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.

Researching the Automotive Future at CSRC

June 13, 2019 at 6:14 AM

These Toyota researchers are working to make driving,  being a passenger in an autonomous vehicle, bicycling, and even walking safer.

The Volvo-Uber Production XC90

June 12, 2019 at 9:34 AM

Think of Uber and Volvo getting readier for prime time in the autonmous vehicle space.

Bosch Locates AVs with Precision

June 12, 2019 at 6:56 AM

It goes without saying that an autonomous vehicle really needs to “know” where it is at any given time during its travels.

Designing for Dollars?

June 11, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Andreas Thurner, formerly of BMW Group design, has been named vice president of Global Design and Architecture within Karma Design, a new business unit.

Students Driving Autonomous Tech Forward

June 10, 2019 at 6:28 AM

This is where the future of autonomous vehicle engineering is going to come from.

BMW Opens Plant in Mexico

June 07, 2019 at 6:38 AM

BMW has officially opened a production plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, where it is manufacturing the “brand’s most successful model series: the BMW 3 Series Sedan.” 

Clever Structural Engineering for EV Motorcycle

June 06, 2019 at 6:18 AM

Although the Vector is an innovative, electric, high-performance café racer, it also happens to be extraordinarily well-designed.

Michelin Going Automated and Electric for Logistics

June 05, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Michelin is implementing a new approach for transporting goods within and between some of its faciliites in France: using autonomous, electric vehicles.

The Absurdity of Section 232

June 05, 2019 at 11:59 AM

As everyone who works in the auto industry knows, there is a comprehensive global network that is instrumental to the way it now operates.

2019 Mazda3 Sedan Premium FWD

June 05, 2019 at 6:17 AM

As Mazda pivots to “premium,” it is doing more than just talking about it, as the new Mazda3 proves.

Tires Can Advance Autonomy

June 04, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Say a few years from now you’re riding in an autonomous vehicle and it gets a flat. Are you going to change it?

What to Know About the 2020 Jeep Gladiator

June 04, 2019 at 12:03 PM

It is a Jeep. It is a truck. It is designed and engineered so that both characteristics are there without compromise.