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.


2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate FWD

October 16, 2019 at 6:00 AM

A really good cute ute

Audi e-tron Explained

October 15, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Think of it as a real SUV that happens to be an electric vehicle

Liquid Additive Manufacturing Material Launched

October 14, 2019 at 5:49 PM

This liquid silicone rubber can be 3D printed and has a 50 Shore A hardness

Volkswagen Cross Sport: Coming to Chattanooga

October 11, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Continuing its plan to “Drive Bigger,” Volkswagen of America is going to start producing the Atlas Cross Sport midsize SUV in Tennessee

Volkswagen’s Remarkable Design Choice

October 10, 2019 at 6:30 AM

While it might have seemed a bit of a stretch to hire a candy-box designer, VW clearly made the right, bold choice

Frito-Lay, Transportation and the Environment

October 09, 2019 at 6:30 AM

Addressing greenhouse gas reduction in the snack food supply chain

2019 Honda Civic Touring

October 08, 2019 at 7:30 AM

While some OEMs are abandoning or de-emphasizing cars, the Civic is now in its 10th generation and going strong—literally and figuratively

Karma, Hella & Advances in Tech

October 07, 2019 at 6:30 AM

From electrically driven luxury vehicles to headlamps that shine better than jewels

About the 2020 Lincoln Aviator

October 04, 2019 at 2:47 PM

Where poetry meets engineering. Really.

Lightening Up Through Topology Optimization

October 04, 2019 at 12:42 PM

Products can be lighter and better through the application of topology optimization. However, they might look somewhat different. . .

2020 Corvette Convertible: Clever Design and Engineering

October 03, 2019 at 11:45 AM

Yes, the very first Corvette (1953) was a convertible. So why not the C8?

Mazda Sales Weaken But Racing Spirit Is Strong

October 02, 2019 at 7:45 AM

Even though its U.S. sales aren’t doing particularly well, Mazda has launched a new Mazda3 for customers who happen to participate in an international touring car series. Honest.