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.


Infiniti’s Electric Approach

November 05, 2019 at 6:25 AM

As Infiniti moves into the future, it has devised a powertrain setup that will bring more drivers to an electrified future.

A Scary Look at the Auto Industry

November 04, 2019 at 6:00 AM

A witch, a clown, a masked vigilante, and a doctor go into a studio. . . .

Transmissions for German OEMs

October 31, 2019 at 8:46 AM

There is hope for the manual—but hybrids are gaining more traction.

Eaton Helps the Shelby GT500 Breathe. Really Breathe.

October 30, 2019 at 6:00 AM

This engine produces 760 hp. It gets more than a bit of a boost via a supercharger.

Porsche versus Ferrari in 1970 Retold

October 28, 2019 at 8:18 AM

Drive, driver, driven

TRI to Provide Autonomous Rides in Tokyo Next Year

October 24, 2019 at 8:42 AM

The folks at TRI have been hard at work trying to develop autonomous driving technology and comparatively keeping under the radar, metaphorically speaking. But in Tokyo next year they’re going to be showing what the P4 can do.

The Mazda MX-30: Suicide Doors, Cork and, Oh, It’s an EV

October 24, 2019 at 6:30 AM

Mazda introduced a new vehicle at the Tokyo Motor Show. An important vehicle. A technologically advanced vehicle. But it really thinks its doors are key.

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October 23, 2019 at 6:30 AM

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Volkswagen Golf 8 Productivity Improvements

October 22, 2019 at 1:53 PM

The world reveal of the Golf 8 will occur on October 24. But in Wolfsburg they’ve already been busy.

The 2020 Corvette, Elon’s Brilliance & Other Things Bob Lutz Talks About

October 21, 2019 at 6:30 AM

Observations from an industry icon who not only knows the industry, but is responsible for a good part of it

Uniti One: Another Scandinavian EV

October 18, 2019 at 7:00 AM

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