PO Box 1407, Centralia, WA 98531

About Us

Corporate Bio


United Concept Trainers LLC is re-defining the world of electrical training aids. Founded in 2010, United Concept Trainers utilizes decades of experience in automotive instruction, military service, business, and most of all common sense to develop electrical diagnostic training aids that work in the classroom for both the instructor and the student.

Instructors face three challenges: Too little money, too many students, and not enough time. To help aid instructors, United Concept Trainers LLC has developed affordable, durable, and proven electrical training aids that help accomplish NATEF task items and help students become more comfortable with electrical theory.

Spending $2,495 ($2,195 with educational discount) to get an electrical diagnostic training aid will make you look like a hero to other faculty and most importantly, to your students.

Help yourself. Help your students. United Concept Trainers is the solution!
 

Norm Chapman, Chief Executive Officer

Norm Chapman wrote the book on Automotive Electronics* and then he wrote it again (2nd edition, 2009). Norm is ASE Master Certified and has taught as an automotive instructor at South Puget Sound Community College (SPCC) for 25 years. He also served as dean of Applied Sciences at SPCC for a time, but opted to leave the office to spend more time with the students (and cars). Norm is an active Evaluation Team Lead for the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF), and has conducted more than 100 NATEF evaluations.

In 2009, Norm created the prototype for his first electrical diagnostic training aid and has since shared his time between the classroom and the shop. He continues to teach while growing United Concept Trainers.

Norm entered the mechanic field at age 6 when he rebuilt his first motor. It was only a little go-cart motor, but it was a great beginning. Seven years later he was almost killed by his mother when he overhauled a Corvair engine upstairs in his bedroom, (in the house). Mom probably never would have found out until Norm tried starting the engine in his bedroom! All these experiences (good and not so good) have helped guide him to what he is today.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology and Master’s in Education at Humboldt State University. He also spent 32 years in the U.S. Coast Guard Active Duty & Reserves and retired in 2007 as a Chief Warrant Officer of Naval Engineering.

Norm is married and has four children and fourteen grandchildren.

Norm’s Textbook: *Principles of Electricity and Electronics for the Automotive Technician (2002)

 

Bryan Chapman, President/Chief Operating Officer

Bryan Chapman serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of United Concept Trainers. After completing his undergraduate degree he continued on to receive an MBA.  His expertise is in strategic direction.  He loves to be busy and if he is not working he is spending time with his wife and four children. His fourth, Brylie Storm Chapman, is named after her grandpa, Norm Chapman.  Storman Norman is the nickname he got in the U.S. Coast Guard.