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.

2019 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec

October 19, 2018 at 6:17 AM

The thing about the 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec is not the thing that most people might think of about the car.

NIO’s Growing Numbers: Small But Notable

October 17, 2018 at 6:55 AM

The ES8 from Shanghai-based NIO is a seven-seat, fully electric SUV.

Orange Is the New Tube

October 17, 2018 at 6:01 AM

Shown here are an array of products from a Swiss company, HUBER + SUHNER, a manufacturer of a variety of cables and systems for applications including electric vehicles.

Polymer Passes the Sniff Test—and Then Some

October 16, 2018 at 6:14 AM

Remember that “new car” smell?

NACTOY and Product Development

October 15, 2018 at 11:30 AM

OEMs have plenty on their proverbial plates right now, things that are requiring non-trivial investments, things like electrification and automation. So one might excuse them from having a lot of product on offer.

GM Is Confident about Its QDR

October 15, 2018 at 10:06 AM

Today General Motors announced that anyone who buys a new Chevy or GMC vehicle in the U.S. has the opportunity to add a “true, extended bumper-to-bumper limited warranty” that spans five years or 60,000 miles of coverage (whichever comes first) and that buyers of Buicks and Cadillacs can get six years or 70,000 miles added to their monthly payment plan.

Ford Makes a Sharper Edge

October 15, 2018 at 6:19 AM

The 2019 Ford Edge ST is a variant of the midsize SUV that has been amped up by the folks at Ford Performance.

Audi and Aluminum

October 12, 2018 at 9:32 AM

It seems almost a lifetime ago that Audi, thanks to the Audi Space Frame program that was initiated in 1983 and gave rise to the then-revolutionary aluminum-intensive A8 in 1994, was almost synonymous with aluminum, as the company developed and executed all manner of approaches to using the nonferrous material for vehicle construction.

BRABUS Increases G 63 Output Because That’s What It Does

October 11, 2018 at 9:40 AM

The “conventional” Mercedes AMG G 63 has a 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine that produces 585 hp and propels the rather behemothian vehicle from 0 to 62 mph in a brisk 4.5 seconds.

2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD Momentum and R-Design

October 09, 2018 at 8:47 AM

Back in 2004, Volvo introduced a concept vehicle, called “Your Concept Vehicle,” in which case the pronoun essentially referred to women because as the company pointed out, the YCC was “the first car designed and developed almost exclusively by women.” Some would say that Volvo was ahead of its time—way ahead—with this idea.

Girls Just Wanna Have Horsepower

October 08, 2018 at 7:04 AM

Chances are, when you think of muscle cars—Chargers and Challengers, Mustangs and Camaros, cars of today and cars of the 1960s—and someone driving one with the throttle mashed and the shifter being slammed, you think of the vehicles with guys behind the wheels.

Atlas Lifting VW in the U.S.

October 05, 2018 at 2:40 PM

In 2017 Volkswagen sold 339,676 vehicles in the United States.