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.

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.” 

Volkswagen Diesels in Germany

March 29, 2019 at 8:11 AM

The Volkswagen Group has established incentives for those who have Group vehicles that meet Euro 1 to Euro 5 standards and since August 2017, more than 300,000 have been traded in and replaced with new or used vehicles that meet the current Euro 6 standard.

Lincoln Corsair Takes Form. Sophisticated, Presumably.

March 27, 2019 at 8:40 AM

Lincoln launched the MKC, a premium compact crossover, in mid-2014.

Additive Technology Grows—and Needs Know-How

March 27, 2019 at 6:39 AM

One of the things that is true about additive manufacturing is that the technology is growing by leaps and bounds.

Clariant on Colors

March 26, 2019 at 6:52 AM

Who knew that the changes in automobility—everything from ride-hailing to potential autonomous operation—would have an effect on. . .exterior color?

Audi Saves Water in Production

March 25, 2019 at 6:29 AM

“A prolonged dry spell coupled with soaring, record-breaking temperatures has been a horrible combination for farms from Scandinavia and England in the north to France, Netherlands, and Germany to the south.

2019 Buick Enclave Avenir

March 22, 2019 at 7:47 AM

According to the folks at Buick, “The Enclave Avenir is Buick’s highest expression of luxury in an SUV.”  And the base price for the vehicle, including the $995 for delivery, is $54,495.