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.

Fluid Handling, Hot Cars & 2018 in the Rear View

December 24, 2018 at 7:19 AM

When you think about electric vehicles, you probably picture things like high-voltage orange wires.

2019 Genesis G70 RWD 2.0T Dynamic

December 21, 2018 at 6:40 AM

The G70 is equipped with everything from a 15-speaker Lexicon sound system to a microfiber suede headliner, from full LED headlights to quilted front seats that are heated and cooled and rear seats that are heated, from a head-up display to a limited-slip rear differential.

BMW and Daimler: Almost Unimaginable

December 19, 2018 at 10:03 AM

While we are probably not at the edge of the Apocalypse, the joint announcement coming from BMW Group and Daimler AG today is something that most people probably didn’t expect and might have seemed Apocalyptic not all that long ago.

Continental, Element & B-pillars

December 18, 2018 at 11:46 AM

At the 2001 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Honda introduced a concept, the Model X.

Buying Cheap Gas

December 18, 2018 at 8:06 AM

What happens if that $2.29 a gallon goes up by a couple of bucks a year from now? How are the pickup, SUV and crossover sales going to be then?

Aptiv’s Sure Thing in Las Vegas

December 17, 2018 at 9:54 AM

Autonomous driving technology developer Aptiv has just announced that it has established its Las Vegas Technical Center, a 130,000-sq. ft. facility that includes R&D, data management, a demo center and resources for vehicle operations: Las Vegas is the site of where Aptiv has its largest self-driving fleet: there are 75 vehicles operating there.

Lincoln Continental Brings Back Design Cue

December 17, 2018 at 9:18 AM

Some companies use cues from their past because contemporary ideas don’t seem to be working out so well.

Automotive Retail: It’s Not All Balloons & Sellathons

December 17, 2018 at 6:26 AM

According to the National Automobile Dealers Association’s senior economist Patrick Manzi, “We’re forecasting sales of 16.8-million new cars and light trucks in 2019.

Magna Advances Seating Configurations

December 13, 2018 at 7:05 AM

Magna International is focusing on electrification, autonomy and smart mobility. This is taking the form of things ranging from an electrified system for rear axles (eDrive 1.0) to a collaborative arrangement with Lyft, which includes the co-development and manufacture of self-driving systems.

Biermann Heading Hyundai Motor Group R&D

December 12, 2018 at 8:43 AM

Albert Biermann had been vice president of Engineering for BMW M; in the spring of 2015 he joined the Hyundai Group, where he headed Vehicle Test and High Performance Development.

VW Opens Additive Center

December 11, 2018 at 8:36 AM

Volkswagen is further showing its commitment to the promise of additive technology for production operations by the opening today of a 3,100-square meter center in Wolfsburg that is dedicated to the technology.

2019 Acura RDX

December 10, 2018 at 3:39 PM

Acura has long been the brand that isn’t said in the same breath with the companies with which it competes—and it is “long” as in the brand was launched in March 1986, making it the first Japanese luxury brand in the U.S. market, beating out both Lexus and Infiniti.