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.

A New F-Series: Right-Sized

March 08, 2019 at 7:22 AM

Let’s face it: when most people think “Ford F Series” they have in mind the ubiquitous F-150.

2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

March 06, 2019 at 7:12 AM

The Cadillac ATS-V couple is a small(ish) car with a big engine. As in a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that produces 464 hp @ 5,850 rpm and 445 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500 rpm.

What Tesla Might Miss With Its Store Closures

March 05, 2019 at 7:28 AM

“Imagine what it would have been like to sell a gas-powered automobile in the early 1900s,” said Fran O’Hagan, president and CEO of Pied Piper Management Company LLC. “Customers back then were buying their first car, and salespeople would have had to explain the basics, such as how to operate the vehicle or where to find fuel while travelling.”

American Steel

March 04, 2019 at 12:23 PM

There has been a disruption in the entire world economy for steel because the amount of over-capacity has had huge consequences on the steel industry elsewhere: “The export-oriented Chinese industry is undermining steel economies around the world.”

Carbon Fiber Creations

March 04, 2019 at 11:46 AM

It is more “go” than “show,” although when it comes to interior trim the composite material provides a technical touch.

Schaeffler Addresses E-Mobility

March 04, 2019 at 11:31 AM

The changing landscape requires not only new approaches to powertrains—but even new types of vehicles. Here’s how one supplier is addressing these changes.

TRI’s Approach Toward Autonomy

March 04, 2019 at 11:20 AM

Toyota Research Institute is working to help make vehicles safer by increasing their levels of autonomy. But what’s interesting to note is that for the near-term future, the driver isn’t going to be relinquishing the task of driving.

Did You Know the Model T Could Run on Kerosene?

March 04, 2019 at 7:47 AM

When you think of the Ford Motor Company, you probably call to mind things like the Mustang and the F-150, and if you’re feeling particularly nostalgic, the Model T probably is on the list, as well.

Bentley Proffers Napkin Rings. Lambo Goes CPO

March 04, 2019 at 7:32 AM

Bentley Turns 100. Buy a Shirt.

Ford Builds the Final Taurus (for Now)

March 03, 2019 at 12:04 PM

The last Ford Taurus was built Friday, March 1, at the Chicago Assembly Plant.

GM Going for Wind

March 01, 2019 at 7:41 AM

When it comes to its U.S. sales of electric vehicles, GM’s future is undoubtedly going to be brighter than its past.

Nexteer Hits 60-million

February 28, 2019 at 12:55 PM

With its electric power steering systems (EPSS) on vehicles including the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and even some cars (e.g., Mustang, Charger, Challenger) and crossovers (e.g., Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse), it is perhaps not entirely surprising that Nexteer Automotive announced today that it has produced its 60 millionth EPSS.