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.

Royal Composites

November 19, 2018 at 6:19 AM

While you might look at this picture and think, “Hmm, just a group of dressed-up people looking at some sort of unusually shaped object with a moderate amount of restrained interest”. . . . . .and while you wouldn’t necessarily be off the mark with that assessment, you might consider the picture somewhat differently know that: (1) The tall person (third from left) is the Duke of Cambridge, who could conceivably become the King of England (2) The object is a carbon fiber tub produced in the 7,000-square-meter facility they’re in, the brand-new McLaren Composites Technology Centre in Yorkshire.

Printing Production

November 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM

There is clearly a growing interest in how the additive process can be further moved from limited production to, well, production.

Toyota Goes for Baroque: The 2020 Corolla Unveiled

November 15, 2018 at 11:52 PM

Somehow, apparently, they missed the memo.

2018 Nissan Kicks

November 15, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Think, for a moment, about the nomenclature of Nissan products.

Aston Martin Lagonda’s Second Plant

November 13, 2018 at 6:58 AM

Although this may be a rather déclassé observation, the people at Aston Martin Lagonda are certainly not fooling around, as the company has announced that the work on the St Athan production facility in Wales, where the company’s 2020 DBX sport utility vehicle will go into production starting in 2019, is nearing production readiness.

Hyundai Going Forward In a Number of Ways

November 12, 2018 at 6:05 AM

On the morning of November 8, Mike O’Brien, vice president, Corporate, Product and Digital Planning at Hyundai Motor America, took the wraps off what will be the flagship SUV in the company’s lineup, the three-row Palisade.

Otonomo Makes Driver Info Anonymous

November 08, 2018 at 6:42 AM

Although people like the ability to be connected when they’re driving their vehicles, what they probably don’t know—and what they probably wouldn’t like at all—is the fact that there is a whole lot of information about them that is capable of being obtained through that connectivity.

Is the Opposed-Piston Engine Becoming More Real?

November 07, 2018 at 1:28 PM

Achates Power has been working on its opposed-piston engine technology—which it claims is more cost effective than a traditional engine (thanks, in part, to the elimination of such things as a cylinder head and valve train), easier to produce, and potentially “approximately 50% more efficient than today’s gasoline engines” (the Achates engine runs on gasoline, diesel, natural gas. . .)—since 2004.

Renewable Diesel in Sweden

November 07, 2018 at 10:28 AM

While on the subject of diesel fuel, it is interesting to note that a Finland-based company, Neste Corporation, is launching its fuel, “Neste MY Renewable Diesel,” in the Swedish transport market, interesting because this is a biodiesel that, according to the company, produces 90% less greenhouse gas emissions than dinosaur-based diesel fuel.

Diesels Meet Standards: Celebrations Not Required

November 07, 2018 at 7:17 AM

Euro diesels actually have low emissions according to a new study from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), which studied approximately 270 new diesel vehicles and checked them against the Euro 6d-TEMP standards.

2019 Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback

November 06, 2018 at 6:47 AM

Back in the late ‘90s, Toyota has an internal research organization named the “genesis group.” An objective was to discern not only what the OEM’s existing customers were interested in, but also what the emerging generations would like Eventually it gave rise to Scion, but in the interim it noted that the company offered an array of vehicles ranging from the ECHO to the Celica.

Engineering the GM Full-Size Truck

November 05, 2018 at 6:11 AM

Through the third quarter of 2018 General Motor delivered 424,403 Chevrolet Silverados and 152,242 GMC Sierras, for a total of 576,645 pickups, which is a big number, but given that there is another quarter to go before the books are closed on 2018, the numbers are going to end up much, much higher.