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.

Improving Production Quality

August 09, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Researchers in the U.K. may have achieved line-rate BIW inspection

Tips for Personal Growth

August 08, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Risks can be their own rewards

Eating on the Road in the U.K.

August 08, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Drivers there like their snacks. . .

Porsche Program for Carbon Offsets

August 07, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Drive a Porsche. Help save the environment.

Live in an Aston Martin

August 06, 2019 at 5:30 AM

Aston Martin 2018 sales, according to Autocar, were 6,441 units.

Exploring the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid

August 05, 2019 at 3:22 PM

When the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer was being developed, the decision was made to provide a hybrid version of the midsize utility. Given the demands of customers for what a vehicle like the Explorer is supposed to do, Ford engineers worked to develop a new hybrid system. Here’s a look.

Does Quality Matter?

August 05, 2019 at 1:25 PM

Sometimes, high scores in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study don’t result in big sales.

Hyundai Palisade Brings the Space

August 05, 2019 at 1:02 PM

The challenge is easy to state but the execution is hard to pull off: Create an all-new midsize sport utility that can more than hold its own against well-established competitors like the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, and new ones like the Subaru Ascent and the Volkswagen Atlas. Introducing the Palisade.

About ADAS

August 05, 2019 at 12:02 PM

A look at the technologies for SAE Level 1 automation.

All About Lada

August 05, 2019 at 6:00 AM

How a car in Moscow ended up in Detroit and other fascinating facts about the Lada 1200s

About the Audi citycarver

August 01, 2019 at 6:00 AM

It can handle more than the city. Somewhat.

Ford Improves the Ride

July 31, 2019 at 6:30 AM

Not all Fords have a box on the back.