Gary S. Vasilash Editor-in-Chief

 

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.

 

Doug Woods and IMTS: The Past Is Prologue

By: Gary S. Vasilash

By beginning his career in the manufacturing industry learning from his grandfather, Doug Woods, president of AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, has seen major shifts in technology. Lessons he learned from the past are still applicable in finding value in today’s show.

Automotive

Changes in Automotive Tech Driving Manufacturing Modifications

By: Gary S. Vasilash

Material and powertrain advancements are the two main drivers changing the auto industry. Consider the implications for manufacturing.

Automotive

Gears and the Future of Mobility

By: Gary S. Vasilash

What will happen to things like step-gear transmissions as we transition to electrified vehicles? We go to Germany to find out.

Automation

ComauFlex: Automation as Strategy

By: Gary S. Vasilash

You can’t buy one. But you can buy into this approach to highly efficient automotive assembly automation.

Inside Ford Sharonville Transmission: Producing 19 Million Gears a Year

By: Gary S. Vasilash

The men and women at Ford Sharonville have turned the art of gear making into a science. They make them precisely. And they make plenty of them.
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ZF Goes to Nine Speeds

By: Gary S. Vasilash

To help global automakers achieve greater fuel efficiency, ZF Friedrichshafen AG is developing transmissions that are deploying an increasing number of gears.
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Producing Precision Gears

By: Gary S. Vasilash

They needed precision gears of a variety of sizes and configurations, so what did Liebherr do more than 60 years ago? It designed, engineered and built its own gear-making equipment, which became one of its businesses. And yes, it still produces gears for its own requirements.
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The Auto Industry & Gear Making

By: Gary S. Vasilash

How do you create products that are cost competitive and of the highest quality? Here are three approaches, one about a car manufacturer putting more emphasis on its capacity, one about a machine producer increasing efficiency through flowing parts, and one about a car maker assuring quality in production.
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A Great Time for Gears

By: Gary S. Vasilash


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Why Your Time at IMTS 2012 Can Make a Big Difference

By: Gary S. Vasilash

“Wow." That’s the reaction that Douglas K. Woods, president of AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology, the organizer of IMTS 2012, wants you to have when you leave McCormick Place after your visit to the show.

Aerospace

From Markers to Lasers

By: Gary S. Vasilash

As aircraft manufacturers are building bigger planes, they’re looking for the ways to reduce weight.