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.

Predicting the Market for May

May 28, 2019 at 11:38 AM

Year-over-year sales might not be as robust as they might be, the prediction is things are going in the right direction compared with April.

The Optimism of NIO

May 28, 2019 at 10:25 AM

Even though things seem to be going south for NIO, the company is still going forward.

The Racing Special: Shelby Mustang GT350 & the Detroit Grand Prix

May 28, 2019 at 6:40 AM

Does anyone who has any interest in performance vehicles not want to learn more about the  2019 Shelby GT350 Mustang? Does anyone who has any interest in NASCAR or IndyCar not want to learn more about Team Penske, the team extraordinaire?  There’s more right here.

What Did George Lazenby Drive?

May 23, 2019 at 6:23 AM

Aston Martin is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” with a special edition DBS Superleggera.

Racing to Additive

May 22, 2019 at 3:20 PM

A number of race teams are finding that 3D printing and rapid prototyping is a means to an end—and that end is winning races.

What GM’s New Platform Means

May 22, 2019 at 8:52 AM

What is a “terabyte” and why does it matter? For GM, its new electronic platform will provide the ability to handle massive amounts of data for improved mobility.

Bosch Improves Economics for Autonomous Air Taxis

May 21, 2019 at 8:37 AM

MEMs sensors developed for automotive applications just might make air taxis possible thanks to the affordability provided by scale. Bosch is addressing this advance.

“Autopilot” or Not: YOU Drive the Vehicle

May 21, 2019 at 6:11 AM

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a fatal traffic accident that occurred on March 1 involving a Tesla Model 3 with Autopilot active and the trailer of a tractor-trailer.

Steel the One

May 20, 2019 at 6:04 AM

Last week the Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) conference was held in suburban Detroit.

Ford and Continuous Improvement for Hybrids

May 17, 2019 at 1:21 PM

Ford is no stranger to hybrids. Yet all things considered, it hasn’t seemed to be that engaged. And that’s changing in a big way.

Bosch Goes Green(er)

May 17, 2019 at 8:52 AM

Not only are they addressing emissions, but they are also working toward greater levels of innovation at Bosch.

How Long Is the Monaco Circuit?

May 17, 2019 at 6:17 AM

For motorsports enthusiasts, this weekend is an extraordinary one, with the Indianapolis 500, the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 and the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix all occurring on the 26th.