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.

How Talking Can Reduce Distracted Driving

July 12, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Let your vehicle do the talking

Happy Birthday, Bentley

July 10, 2019 at 3:23 PM

Bentley celebrates its centenary with a concept car

The First Half in the U.K.

July 10, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Not even the language is the same between the U.S. and the U.K.

McLaren and the Fine Print

July 09, 2019 at 6:33 AM

Some of the stats about the McLaren GT are rather gobsmacking.

A Bit About Bugatti

July 08, 2019 at 1:14 PM

They don’t manufacture Bugattis. It is more about craftsmanship.

About the Audi R8 LMS GT2

July 05, 2019 at 9:30 AM

For weekend racers who are exceedingly serious, Audi has a new R8 variant

MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop Knights Edition

July 05, 2019 at 6:00 AM

A special edition of what is arguably a special car because this is a vehicle for people who like to drive and it seems most people now just like to carry stuff in their vehicles and the driving is but a means to an end.

The Telluride Arrives

July 03, 2019 at 10:02 PM

Big, bold and boxy—Kia is building a midsize crossover in Georgia that combines style with technology.

Plastics and the Environment

July 03, 2019 at 2:25 PM

A materials processor acknowledges it is important to contribute to the circular economy.

Technology, Autonomy & Accessibility

July 03, 2019 at 1:51 PM

Can autonomous vehicles perform their tasks better than human drivers? At some point the answer to that is an unambiguous “yes.”

Crash Tests in Europe and the Tesla Model 3

July 03, 2019 at 8:34 AM

The Euro NCAP tests on the Tesla Model 3 ought to give Elon something to Tweet about

The Unstately (But Remarkable) Performance of Bentley

July 01, 2019 at 8:41 AM

Who knew that a Bentley could be so brisk—and bold?