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.

Toyota Opens Electrification Patents: What of the Daily 3?

April 06, 2019 at 9:02 AM

One of the things that Toyota did when developing the Prius—and realize that the vehicle was first available in 1997 so this is something that has been going on a long time (remember: part of Toyota is the “continuous improvement” mindset)—was to do as much in-house as possible in developing the technology.

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April 05, 2019 at 7:16 AM

Given the fact that you are reading this on your phone, computer or tablet, and given that there is a seemingly endless array of things that you can be reading related to the auto industry on those devices at this very moment, you’re possibly unaware of the fact that AD+P actually publishes an ink-on-paper magazine, something that is becoming increasingly rare in this day and age. 

Porsche and Schuler Partner in Press Shop

April 04, 2019 at 6:04 AM

While many automotive companies consider their suppliers of production equipment as, well, suppliers, sometimes referred to as “partners,” albeit partners that might incur a very serious financial penalty should the equipment they’ve provided cause downtime, Porsche and stamping equipment supplier Schuler AG have entered into a joint venture.

On the 2020 Kia Soul

April 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Something for everyone who isn’t anyone done differently: Still distinctive after all these years.

On Electricity

April 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Think back to visiting an airport about five years ago.

Tomorrow is Jeep 4x4 Day: Pre-Order a Gladiator

April 03, 2019 at 9:18 AM

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator, which is yet to be rolling on the side of a mountain near (or far from) you, is manufactured in Toledo, Ohio.

Velodyne Passes 30,000 Lidar Systems

April 03, 2019 at 6:41 AM

Velodyne’s founder and CEO David Hall is credited with inventing, in 2005, real-time, surround-view lidar.

Volkswagen, Amazon and Siemens

April 03, 2019 at 6:39 AM

Amazon is increasing its penetration into the auto industry not just through things like Alexa and its multi-million-dollar investment in EV developer Rivian, but also with its Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will be used for its “Volkswagen Industrial Cloud,” which will combine the data from all of the machinery and equipment in the company’s 122 facilities. 

Stratasys and Pantone Achieving Design Intent

April 02, 2019 at 8:07 AM

Stratasys has signed an agreement with Pantone such that the company’s J750 and J735 PolyJet 3D printers are endorsed by Pantone as meeting the PANTONE Validated standards.

BMW Design Move

April 02, 2019 at 6:59 AM

Yesterday, BMW brand got a new head of design, Domagoj Dukec. As we noted yesterday, the previous person in that position, Jozef Kabaň, moved from Munich to Rolls-Royce.

Rolls Names New Head of Design: Jozef Kabaň

April 01, 2019 at 6:26 AM

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars had annual sales of 4,107 vehicles in 2018, which was the best year that the company had had in its 115-year history.

Cars Still Matter at Honda

March 29, 2019 at 3:27 PM

Although Honda racked up its fourth straight year of record light truck sales in 2018, Henio Arcangeli, Jr., Senior Vice President, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., says Honda isn’t giving up on or minimizing the importance of cars: “Cars still matter—in a major way.”