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.

The Absurdity of Section 232

June 05, 2019 at 11:59 AM

As everyone who works in the auto industry knows, there is a comprehensive global network that is instrumental to the way it now operates.

2019 Mazda3 Sedan Premium FWD

June 05, 2019 at 6:17 AM

As Mazda pivots to “premium,” it is doing more than just talking about it, as the new Mazda3 proves.

Tires Can Advance Autonomy

June 04, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Say a few years from now you’re riding in an autonomous vehicle and it gets a flat. Are you going to change it?

What to Know About the 2020 Jeep Gladiator

June 04, 2019 at 12:03 PM

It is a Jeep. It is a truck. It is designed and engineered so that both characteristics are there without compromise.

Advance and Retract

June 03, 2019 at 1:59 PM

“It speaks a lot of the advantages of having a tremendous amount of vertical integration to allow you to do concurrent engineering.”

Yanfeng Driving Tech Advances

June 03, 2019 at 6:20 AM

Traditionally, the auto industry has been slow to change. The reason, of course, is that OEMs want to make sure that whatever changes are made are, in effect, bullet-proof.

Cadillac Today and Tomorrow

May 31, 2019 at 1:07 PM

Cadillac isn’t underestimating the appeal of performance.

2019 Acura RDX SH-AWD Advance

May 31, 2019 at 8:39 AM

One of the most significant things about the 2019 Acura RDX is something that most people are not going to know about.

Racing to Advanced Manufacturing

May 30, 2019 at 6:14 AM

Brad Keselowski, who drives for Team Penske in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, is taking what he’s learned about the importance of advanced technology on the track to  manufacturing. 

How Would William Gibson Design a Car?

May 29, 2019 at 10:49 AM

Using virtual reality to design cars is not a new thing. But using “mixed” reality—and even wearing a VR headset while driving—goes to another place, entirely—physically and metaphysically.

Good News for Diesel

May 29, 2019 at 6:23 AM

Yes, that headline is correct.

VW Growing in China

May 28, 2019 at 11:45 AM

When the population of a city that you may not even have heard of has 8 million people, odds are good that what’s thought regarding the viability of EVs may not be the case.