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.

What’s C-V2X?

January 08, 2019 at 6:44 AM

While you might not think about Ducati, Ford and Audi in the same context (OK, they all provide vehicles, but there are differences between motorcycles, mass market vehicles and premium products) but the three companies were literally—or perhaps that should be digitally—linked together via C-V2X technology from Qualcomm.

Exceedingly Important Mobility

January 07, 2019 at 10:20 AM

When people related to the auto industry talk about “mobility,” typically this has something to do with some ride hailing service or new logistics-based app.

Engineering the Tesla Model 3. And More.

January 07, 2019 at 6:15 AM

Generally, the people who do competitive benchmarking via comprehensive teardowns don’t become particularly well known.

Design and Evolution

January 04, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Not exactly Darwinism, but an approach where change in process can reap benefits. Chris Chapman talks about how better designs can come to be.

What’s Nexo?

January 04, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Hyundai has developed a hydrogen-powered vehicle that has the capability and the stylishness that might make people wonder why there aren’t more hydrogen stations.

2018: Not Entirely Behind Us

January 04, 2019 at 12:00 PM

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

About Autonomy: Three Views

January 04, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Yes, there will be more autonomous technology coming at an ever-increasing rate. Which means all the more considerations must be taken into account.

TRI to Launch New Automated Driving Test Vehicle

January 03, 2019 at 2:08 PM

One of the advantages that the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has in its pursuit of developing automated driving technology is that it is part of Toyota.

How to Make a Favorite SUV Even More Favorable: 2020 Ford Explorer

January 03, 2019 at 1:22 PM

A remarkable thing about the Ford Explorer is that for so many years—it was introduced in 1990 as a ’91 model year vehicle—it has been rolling along with its three rows, often full of families, and nameplates tend not to have this sort of longevity, nor a vehicle such popularity.

Reuss Named GM President

January 03, 2019 at 9:05 AM

A quick shout out to Mark Reuss, one of the best people in the industry, who was named president of GM this morning.

Tesla Sales and the Triumph Over High Seating

January 02, 2019 at 9:06 AM

The most remarkable thing about Tesla’s announcement today of its 2018 performance was not that it manufactured 86,555 vehicles in Q4, which is 8 percent more than its previous record quarter (Q3), of which 61,394 were Model 3s and 25,161 were Model S and X, nor that it is reducing prices for all of its models sold in the U.S. starting today by $2,000, in order to address the reduction in the federal tax credit that customers can receive from $7,500 to $3,750.

Portal Axles and 130 mph

January 02, 2019 at 8:08 AM

The G 500 4 x 42 was a special model developed by Mercedes that had a run from December 2015 to October 2017.