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.

Jeep Goes Gladiator

December 03, 2018 at 6:31 AM

According to Tim Kuniskis, Head of Jeep Brand-North America, Jeep is the most-recognized vehicle on the planet, and while he is probably more than somewhat biased in this assessment, he is also probably right.

A Really Powerful Wind Tunnel

November 29, 2018 at 6:39 AM

A few years ago General Motors installed a new wind tunnel for testing 40 percent-size vehicles.

NACTOY Finalists Announced

November 28, 2018 at 11:21 PM

The finalists for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards were announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show today, and because the choices are essentially based on choices predicated on design and engineering (after all, as the jurors drive the vehicles, it isn’t an issue of sales or marketing), the selections of the three finalists in each category can be considered among the best in class when it comes to those two functions.

About the 2020 Lincoln Aviator

November 28, 2018 at 12:22 AM

Successful vehicles tend to be those that are available on a global basis, and increasingly, those vehicles tend to be in the SUV segment writ large.

Audi and Airbus Take Flight

November 27, 2018 at 9:15 AM

“Flying taxis are on the way.” Which sounds like a statement that one might hear from some futurist who is standing on a podium wearing a jumpsuit that appears as though it was sourced from Starfleet Command.

2019 Honda Insight

November 26, 2018 at 6:41 AM

One of the things that rarely gets the amount of attention that it should in a typical “car review” is the fact that for a considerable amount of time drivers are not “getting on the throttle” because for a considerable number of drivers, they’re “dwelling on the binders,” a.k.a., sitting with their foot depressed on the brakes, perhaps lifting every now and then in order to nudge forward in traffic.

The Next Range Rover Evoque

November 24, 2018 at 3:17 PM

“When the Range Rover Evoque made its debut back in 2010, it transformed the world of compact SUVs; the new model is set to continue that remarkable journey.

BMW Is Big on Additive

November 23, 2018 at 6:38 AM

Here are some interesting numbers recently reported by BMW, starting with one-million, which is the number of 3D printed components that the company has used in series production since it started using the additive process for production purposes back in 2010.

Range Rover Evoque Wired

November 22, 2018 at 6:57 AM

Today the new Range Rover Evoque is being introduced in London but if you live in the U.S., you’re undoubtedly too busy with turkey, football and napping, undoubtedly in that order, and so have little, if any interest, in taking a deep dive into anything other than another serving of stuffing.

About the 2019 Toyota RAV4

November 21, 2018 at 2:08 PM

Last year Buick sold 219,231 vehicles in the U.S.

2018 Jaguar E-PACE First Edition

November 21, 2018 at 6:10 AM

The thing about the Jaguar E-PACE is that although this compact sport utility vehicle is said to have been inspired by the F-TYPE, which is a stunningly styled sports car, it seems that the E-PACE, blather about shared DNA notwithstanding, doesn’t have the punch nor the panache that the F-TYPE does, which may say more about the styling limits of the SUV form than it does the E-PACE in particular.

Volkswagen in China

November 20, 2018 at 6:32 AM

There are 12,156 parking spaces at the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom in Florida, according to the wdwmagic.com website, which means that were you to park all of the Volkswagen vehicles that were sold in China in 1985 you would have 10,156 empty parking spaces.