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.

Another Major Autonomous Venture Announced Today

October 04, 2018 at 11:06 AM

It’s called “MONET Technologies Corporation” and it is a joint venture company that is focused on “new mobility services,” a.k.a., “Mobility as a Service” (MaaS), services that will be initially rolled out in Japan starting in the next decade, including autonomous services.

From La Maison Citroën

October 04, 2018 at 6:55 AM

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is a Morocco-born French fashion designer who has created outfits from people ranging from Madonna to Pope John Paul II.

Seriously Fun Stamps

October 04, 2018 at 6:30 AM

Who says the government doesn’t have a sense of the whimsical?

GM and Honda Collaborate on AVs

October 03, 2018 at 10:42 AM

General Motors, and Cruise, the AV technology company that it owns, are collaborating with Honda to develop a purpose-built AV that will be used by Cruise and, more importantly, be “manufactured at high volume for global deployment.” This is no science experiment.

TPE Checks the Boxes

October 02, 2018 at 6:54 AM

Plastics supplier KRAIBURG has developed a thermoplastic elastomer lineup—the VS/AD/HM series within the THERMOLAST K suite—that checks the boxes of scratch and abrasion resistance, chemical compatibility and UV stability. 

Engineering the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

October 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Bigger, bolder and. . .lighter. And with impressive powertrain technology, to boot.

Creating the 2019 Kia Forte

October 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Not only is it Kia’s best-selling vehicle, it is the one that brings people to the brand. So for the third generation of the compact, they’ve elevated their game.

The On-Going Relevance of the Internal Combustion Engine

October 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM

One day the world’s roads may be filled with vehicles that emit just a hum from their motors. But in the meantime, there are all of those vehicles being built with engines that have exhausts that need to have their emissions minimized and their sounds optimized. Which is what Tenneco’s Ben Patel is focusing on.

Distraction and Risk

October 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM

It's just a two-ton object traveling at 60 mph surrounded by others more or less the same. What could go wrong?

Argo AI and the Development of a Really Complicated System

October 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM

You talk with Pete Rander, president of Argo AI, a company that is working with Ford on developing Level 4 autonomous vehicle technology, and as the details become clearer, the enormity of the challenge seems daunting—yet Rander, who has been working on this for some 30 years, seems delighted he and his team are doing it.

The VW Cargo Bike

October 01, 2018 at 6:53 AM

We’ve got to give Dr. Thomas Sedran, Chairman of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand's Board of Management, a whole lot of credit for being engaged with the vehicles that his operation developed.

EV Tech Production Advances in China

September 28, 2018 at 8:52 AM

Elon Musk was not the first CEO of Tesla; Martin Eberhard was (he was also the co-founder of Tesla, along with Marc Tarpenning). About five years after the establishment of Tesla, which occurred in 2003, Eberhard was no longer with the company.