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.

A Professional Grade Bed for the GMC Sierra

April 12, 2019 at 6:58 AM

Staying with yesterday’s carbon fiber theme. . .GMC has announced that the Sierra Denali 1500 and the Sierra AT4 1500 will be available in early June (in limited numbers, initially, with wider availability next year) with a carbon fiber bed.

2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport

April 12, 2019 at 6:33 AM

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport is quite simply the most “Cadillac” Cadillac available today.

Carbon Fiber and Recycling

April 11, 2019 at 6:00 AM

One of the key drivers for the use of carbon fiber composites is that the materials are both strong and light.

Toyota Highlander Alluding Through Illusion

April 09, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Nowadays it isn’t enough to have an all-new vehicle under a sheet at an auto show and at the appropriate moment—hey presto!—there it is, the new whatever.

Autonomous Vehicle for the Factory

April 09, 2019 at 6:49 AM

Although this may not seem like much, it is actually an advanced, sensor-equipped, artificial intelligence running. . . autonomous vehicle (AV): However, this development, the MiR1000 is designed for use in factories, not on limited-access highways.

About Blackmore and Its Approach to Lidar

April 08, 2019 at 3:56 PM

Stephen Crouch spent some time at Delphi in the earlier part of this decade (pre-spinning off of the company now known as “Aptiv”) as a radar systems engineer where he worked on such things as signal processing algorithms.

Tesla, China and Sandy Munro

April 08, 2019 at 6:41 AM

Last week, in explaining its Q1 performance, Tesla indicated: “Deliveries were approximately 63,000 vehicles, which was 110% more than the same quarter last year, but 31% less than last quarter.

Toyota Opens Electrification Patents: What of the Daily 3?

April 06, 2019 at 9:02 AM

One of the things that Toyota did when developing the Prius—and realize that the vehicle was first available in 1997 so this is something that has been going on a long time (remember: part of Toyota is the “continuous improvement” mindset)—was to do as much in-house as possible in developing the technology.

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April 05, 2019 at 7:16 AM

Given the fact that you are reading this on your phone, computer or tablet, and given that there is a seemingly endless array of things that you can be reading related to the auto industry on those devices at this very moment, you’re possibly unaware of the fact that AD+P actually publishes an ink-on-paper magazine, something that is becoming increasingly rare in this day and age. 

Porsche and Schuler Partner in Press Shop

April 04, 2019 at 6:04 AM

While many automotive companies consider their suppliers of production equipment as, well, suppliers, sometimes referred to as “partners,” albeit partners that might incur a very serious financial penalty should the equipment they’ve provided cause downtime, Porsche and stamping equipment supplier Schuler AG have entered into a joint venture.

On the 2020 Kia Soul

April 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Something for everyone who isn’t anyone done differently: Still distinctive after all these years.

On Electricity

April 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Think back to visiting an airport about five years ago.