United Concept Trainers Corporate Bio
United Concept Trainers was founded in 2010. It 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 develops affordable, durable, and proven electrical training aids help students become more comfortable with electrical theory.
United Concept Trainers overcomes these challenges by providing training aids that help the student, are easy to maintain by the instructor, and are affordable compared to other products.
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 recently retired from South Puget Sound Community College (SPCC) after more than thirty years. He 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. 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.
Bryan Chapman, President/Chief Operating Officer
Bryan Chapman serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of United Concept Trainers. His background in business and strategy has not replaced his love for working with his hands. He loves to be busy and when he is not spending time with his wife and four children he is fishing, hunting, woodworking, or doing a hundred other hobbies.
His fourth child, Brylie Storm Chapman, is named after her grandpa, Norm Chapman. Storman Norman is the nickname he got in the U.S. Coast Guard.