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.


What’s In a Name?

August 20, 2019 at 5:30 AM

Well, one might assume there is a little meaning in there.

The Intersection of Auto Enthusiasm, Tech and History

August 19, 2019 at 6:00 AM

When torque wrenches are accompanied by software downloads. . . .

McLaren MSO to the Max at Pebble

August 17, 2019 at 8:00 AM

The McLaren GT by MSO is an exquisite execution of color and materials.

More Honda Transmissions

August 15, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Honda adds a manual option for the Civic Hatchback

BP Adds Fast Chargers in UK

August 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM

While the number of battery electric vehicles is still small in the UK, BP is building out infrastructure

Bizarre Notions of Self-Driving Cars

August 14, 2019 at 6:00 AM

What do Americans think about the likelihood of climbing into a robot car?

25 Years of Odyssey

August 13, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Quite a celebratory powertrain offering

Renesas, EVs and Racing

August 12, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Yes, racing leads to commercial products

GMC Celebrates Diesel—The Man & the Engine

August 09, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Plenty of torque. And a mystery.

Improving Production Quality

August 09, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Researchers in the U.K. may have achieved line-rate BIW inspection

Tips for Personal Growth

August 08, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Risks can be their own rewards

Eating on the Road in the U.K.

August 08, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Drivers there like their snacks. . .