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.

Developing the 2018 Nissan Kicks

August 30, 2018 at 12:00 AM

The compact crossover segment is about to explode. And Nissan is going to be giving it a little Kicks.

You May Never Buy Another Car

August 30, 2018 at 12:00 AM

“With this shift, we believe the auto industry will go through disruptive change over the next 5-10 years and beyond.”

New Old Porsche 1.5 Years in the Making

August 29, 2018 at 6:28 AM

The last Porsche 911 Turbo with an air-cooled engine went out of production 20 years ago, but the craftsman at Porsche Classic have taken a body shell from the 993 generation and spent 1.5 years assembling “Project Gold” (based on the Golden Yellow Metallic paint used), a car with a new 450-hp 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat six, the same output of the circa 1998 vehicle.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL S-AWC

August 28, 2018 at 6:16 AM

Mitsubishi Motors was, for the past several years, at least in the U.S., rapidly rolling toward irrelevance in the market, producing cars and crossovers that had a tough time of even evoking a “meh” from those who were actually able to find them.

Genesis Design and Creating the G70

August 28, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Talent and technology are certainly important, but not more so than having an essential focus on what is to be accomplished. The 2019 Genesis G70 is an example of how things can be done.

Engineering the 2019 Acura RDX

August 27, 2018 at 6:55 AM

Stephen Frey and his colleagues had a great opportunity—and challenge.

Cadillac Escalade Grille Designs

August 25, 2018 at 7:47 AM

The Cadillac Escalade, the full-size SUV that is a favorite of rappers and soccer moms, alike, had its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August 1998, and for the past 20 years has been nothing short of an icon.

Realizing Autonomy

August 24, 2018 at 5:16 AM

The auto industry is at a place the likes of which it hasn’t been for about 100 years.  It's a place where technological forces are transforming what has largely been a mechanical paradigm to one wherein sensors and algorithms are essential.

Hyundai Makes Major Mods to 2019 Elantra

August 23, 2018 at 6:18 AM

Although the common wisdom seems to be that sedans have had it and everything is going crossover, Mike O’Brien, vice president, Product, Corporate and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America, points out that while the sales of sedans may be declining, they still represent a non-trivial number of sales in the market.

Bosch Addressing Fuel Cell Tech

August 22, 2018 at 6:07 AM

Although attention tends to be paid to what the OEMs are doing in the advanced development space—or simply to whatever Elon Musk is up to, or not—there is perhaps more action going on in the supplier space, at least among those suppliers who are dedicated to existing as the industry evolves.

More Hybrid Buses for Quebec

August 21, 2018 at 6:55 AM

As anyone who has driven a hybrid vehicle knows, there is better fuel efficiency achieved in stop-and-go traffic, as those conditions allow the vehicle’s battery to capture power during regenerative braking, which is then redeployed to propel the vehicle.

Supplier Study and 2025

August 20, 2018 at 1:55 PM

"We remain committed to the ethos of our founder, Sir Harry Ricardo, who in 1915 set out on a mission to ‘maximize efficiency and eliminate waste.’”