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 the then-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 is cohost, with automotive journalist John McElroy, on a weekly webcast, “Autoline After Hours,” where they, joined by leading automotive and business journalists, interview leaders in the global auto industry.

Vasilash has more than 30 years of experience writing about the automotive industry, best practices and new technologies. His work has appeared in a variety of venues, ranging from Car and Driver to Autoblog to The Wall Street Journal. He has made numerous presentations at a variety of venues ranging from the annual meeting of the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Vasilash is one of 50 automotive journalists who is a juror for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) Awards.

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 (now Gardner Business Media) 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.


An Armored Bentayga

September 04, 2019 at 8:48 AM

A whole new level of “driving safely”

Mopar Makes It Special

September 03, 2019 at 10:30 AM

For those who are modifying an FCA vehicle, there is only one word they need to know: Mopar

VW Doubles Up on SCR

August 30, 2019 at 6:30 AM

If one SCR system is good, two are. . .

Hyundai Going the Last Mile

August 30, 2019 at 6:00 AM

It continues to optimize. . .electric scooters

Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s Remarkable Training Program

August 29, 2019 at 9:30 AM

Yes, unemployment rates are low, but for more than a million people, employment is elusive. One company helped some of those people

Honda Addresses Airbags

August 28, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Safety may not be as sexy as some aspects of automobility, but it is certainly the most essential

2019 Nissan LEAF SV PLUS

August 27, 2019 at 6:00 AM

It is a nice midsize car that just happens to be electric. Which is a good thing.

The Amazing Alfonso Albaisa

August 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM

You can tell a lot about a person when it comes to handling a staff departure

2020 BMW 745e xDrive iPerformance

August 26, 2019 at 6:30 AM

Yes, it is a plug-in. But does that really matter?

VW Putting Chargers in Factory Parking Lots

August 23, 2019 at 6:00 AM

If you want people to drive electric vehicles, you have to make availability of recharging convenient

Audi Bringing a Sport Wagon to US

August 22, 2019 at 6:00 AM

So, who will be the customer base for this vehicle . . . ?

Porsche Invests in Sensor Startup

August 21, 2019 at 9:30 AM

Still another sensor technology for ADAS and automated driving. . .