Gary S. Vasilash Transportation Editor

 

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.

 

Automotive

Williams evolves composites-intensive EV platform

By: Gary S. Vasilash

British engineering firm uses a composite battery case as a structural member of its rolling chassis for a range of electric vehicles.
#electricvehicles

Design & Tooling

Neural nets can advance composites analysis

By: Gary S. Vasilash

British researchers use two neural nets and a 2D image to create 3D models. The architecture is fast, cheap, accurate and more clearly identifies different material phases.

Automotive

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 features new composite parts

By: Gary S. Vasilash

Light, strong and not inexpensive aftermarket carbon fiber elements accessorize this performance vehicle.

Carbon Fibers

Composites for structural batteries

By: Gary S. Vasilash

Researchers in Sweden find carbon fiber composites can be used for creating structural batteries that could help minimize mass in EVs and consumer electronics.
#trends #electricvehicles

Carbon Fibers

McLaren Artura features new composite architecture

By: Gary S. Vasilash

The Artura is a plug-in hybrid that uses the new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture.

Markets

CFRP use expanded in Porsche 911 GT3

By: Gary S. Vasilash

Bigger than its predecessor, but with only a slight increase in mass thanks to light weight body panels.

Design/Simulation

MMC Pistons for the T.50 Supercar

By: Gary S. Vasilash

For the extreme application in the 654-hp V12 engine, Cosworth turned to a metal-matrix composite for piston production.

Materials

Carbon nanotubes functionalize PP, HDPE structures

By: Gary S. Vasilash

Using carbon nanotubes, polypropylene, high-density polyethylene and 3D printing, researchers develop a composite with energy absorption superior to that of aluminum.
#carbonnanotubes

Natural Fibers

Natural fiber-reinforced SMC targets industrial applications

By: Gary S. Vasilash

Lorenz and IVW collaborate on a sheet molding compound (SMC) that can accommodate sunflower seed shells, reeds and other natural fibers and fillers.
#sustainability #sheetmoldingcompound

Markets

Composites contribute to high-performance Cadillacs

By: Gary S. Vasilash

The CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing are built for speed, with the latter being the quickest Cadillac ever to make it to a dealer showroom. Aero sculpting brings composites into play and add accents to the interior.
#generalmotors

Materials

Jaguar Land Rover undertakes composite program for EV lightweighting

By: Gary S. Vasilash

U.K. Tucana project plans to replace steel and aluminum with composites for vehicle structures.
#electricvehicles