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.

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.

Henry Payne Buys a Tesla Model 3

December 10, 2018 at 6:46 AM

Did you ever think about buying a Tesla Model 3, the car that has garnered hundreds of thousands of reservations and hundreds of thousands of more words from people anticipating and then, eventually, driving the vehicle?

About Additive

December 06, 2018 at 6:11 AM

If you’re interested in what 3D/additive can/can’t do, then you might want to attend the Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Automotive, that is being held at the first industry day of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), January 16, in Cobo Center. 

Ford Advancing Manufacturing

December 04, 2018 at 5:31 PM

To assure that the company maintains its capabilities, relevance and leading-edge know-how in manufacturing, Ford has spent $45-million on its Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford Township, Michigan, just west of Detroit.

Porsche Runs Want Ads As Cool As a 911

December 04, 2018 at 5:57 AM

Finding first-rate employees is a challenge that every company faces on an on-going basis.

Of Automation and Education

December 03, 2018 at 12:00 PM

According to the Industrial Federation of Robotics (IFR;, which knows such things, 2017 marked a new high in shipments of industrial robots: the 381,000 units represent a 30 percent increase over the number shipped in 2016—and it is worth noting that in 2016 shipments were 294,000 robots, up from 254,000 units in 2015.

Inside the Performance Manufacturing Center

December 03, 2018 at 12:00 PM

They don’t make many Acura NSX supercars. But those that they do are built with meticulous care and attention.

Additive for Production

December 03, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Putting lasers to work melting alloys for the additive production of parts.

Continental Addresses the Challenges of Automated Driving

December 03, 2018 at 12:00 PM

And those challenges aren’t all sensor- and algorithm-based, either.

Of Automation and Education

December 03, 2018 at 12:00 PM