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 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.

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Numbers Released

June 19, 2019 at 9:59 AM

The aluminum mill in the Mustang Shelby GT500 really churns out some performance.

2019 Lexus GX 460 Luxury

June 19, 2019 at 6:52 AM

“Is that the big one?” a colleague asked as we approached the 2019 GX 460 in a parking lot.

Rolls Tribute to Aviators

June 18, 2019 at 6:42 AM

This is a little confusing, but interesting nonetheless.

The OEM-Supplier Challenge: It’s Better to Be Liked

June 17, 2019 at 8:32 AM

The North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index (WRI) has been conducted 19 times, and during this period of time Toyota and Honda have dominated when it comes to being thought by Tier 1 suppliers as being the best customers overall.

Researching the Automotive Future at CSRC

June 13, 2019 at 6:14 AM

These Toyota researchers are working to make driving,  being a passenger in an autonomous vehicle, bicycling, and even walking safer.

The Volvo-Uber Production XC90

June 12, 2019 at 9:34 AM

Think of Uber and Volvo getting readier for prime time in the autonmous vehicle space.

Bosch Locates AVs with Precision

June 12, 2019 at 6:56 AM

It goes without saying that an autonomous vehicle really needs to “know” where it is at any given time during its travels.

Designing for Dollars?

June 11, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Andreas Thurner, formerly of BMW Group design, has been named vice president of Global Design and Architecture within Karma Design, a new business unit.

Students Driving Autonomous Tech Forward

June 10, 2019 at 6:28 AM

This is where the future of autonomous vehicle engineering is going to come from.

BMW Opens Plant in Mexico

June 07, 2019 at 6:38 AM

BMW has officially opened a production plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, where it is manufacturing the “brand’s most successful model series: the BMW 3 Series Sedan.” 

Clever Structural Engineering for EV Motorcycle

June 06, 2019 at 6:18 AM

Although the Vector is an innovative, electric, high-performance café racer, it also happens to be extraordinarily well-designed.

Michelin Going Automated and Electric for Logistics

June 05, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Michelin is implementing a new approach for transporting goods within and between some of its faciliites in France: using autonomous, electric vehicles.