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 the then-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 is cohost, with automotive journalist John McElroy, on a weekly webcast, “Autoline After Hours,” where they, joined by leading automotive and business journalists, interview leaders in the global auto industry.

Vasilash has more than 30 years of experience writing about the automotive industry, best practices and new technologies. His work has appeared in a variety of venues, ranging from Car and Driver to Autoblog to The Wall Street Journal. He has made numerous presentations at a variety of venues ranging from the annual meeting of the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Vasilash is one of 50 automotive journalists who is a juror for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) Awards.

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 (now Gardner Business Media) 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 Honda Passport Elite AWD

November 13, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Bigger than a CR-V and just slightly smaller than the Pilot, Honda adds another SUV to the lineup

Coming Attractions: Electric Vehicle Plants

November 13, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Volkswagen will build electric vehicles in Tennessee and Tesla and Germany. Just a normal week in the auto industry.

2020 Nissan Versa SR

November 12, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Nissan has a new car for those who want a new car—not a ute.

Additive Manufacturing, Fuel Cells & More

November 11, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Carbon’s CEO talks advanced manufacturing and a Hyundai VP explains the application of hydrogen power for vehicles

Four Things: Electric Trucks, Quiet Gears, Radar Beams and ŠKODA Sketches

November 07, 2019 at 6:00 AM

A roundup of new and interesting things. . .

Times to Get Tougher for Tooling Firms

November 06, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Harbour Results Inc. estimates decline in N.A. OEM tooling spend for 2020

The Impending Transformation

November 05, 2019 at 3:42 PM

According to an IBM study, “48% of consumers say the vehicle brand wouldn’t matter to them in an autonomous, mobility-as-a-service paradigm, but cost and convenience would.”

Electric Mustang Revealed! (No, Not That One)

November 05, 2019 at 3:21 PM

Ford is going toward electric vehicles in a big way. And this is one that is really fast, to boot, although at this point, at least, it is just a concept

Engineering the 2020 Escape

November 05, 2019 at 12:35 PM

Key factors leading to the all-new generation of the crossover.

VinFast and Digital Speed

November 05, 2019 at 12:13 PM

When you’re talking about a 21-month development from design to production, you’re talking about blistering speed. And that’s what a startup has accomplished.

Engineering the 2020 GMC Sierra HD

November 05, 2019 at 8:57 AM

Tim Herrick and his team create a no-compromise vehicle for people who like to do things like tow trailers that make tiny houses look, well, really small

The Koenigsegg Jesko Has An Amazing Engine

November 05, 2019 at 8:44 AM

It is hard to believe that this is a vehicle in “serial” production with such extraordinary powertrain performance