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.


On the Design of the Tesla Cybertruck

November 26, 2019 at 9:30 AM

Franz von Holzhausen knows what he’s doing. Seriously.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Adventure AWD

November 26, 2019 at 6:00 AM

The RAV4 is the number-one selling vehicle in the company’s show room. And it isn’t hard to figure out why.

Mercedes Electric

November 25, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Yes, its EV SUV is coming. But isn’t this a bit. . .late?

Engineering the 2020 Lincoln Corsair

November 22, 2019 at 9:23 AM

These are the elements that make up both a promise and a bill of materials.

Speed Record-Setting Farm Equipment

November 21, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Imagine a tractor going faster than 135 mph. . .

More Mustang Mach-E

November 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM

How does an investment firm see the Ford electric vehicle?

Audi e-tron Is Electric and Safe

November 20, 2019 at 5:30 AM

Electric crossover gets 5 Stars

2020 Acura RDX A-Spec

November 19, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Too much about racing. Not enough about driving.

Ford and Electric Vehicles—And, Yes, the Mustang Mach-E

November 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Yes, the Mustang Mach-E. But there is a rich history here.

Teardowns Gone Digital

November 18, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Imagine having a CT scan of an entire vehicle that would allow you to see every spot weld. This company provides that capability—and provides a demo on a Tesla Model 3.

Charming and Electric

November 16, 2019 at 6:30 AM

A look of days of yore. . .for the future of deliveries

How Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Wants to Improve Your Autonomous Driving Experience

November 15, 2019 at 11:57 AM

Tech developments just aren’t about sensors and processors but what people will actually do in an autonomous vehicle.