Workplace Resource

Leadership

We Are Workplace Resource

At Workplace Resource we design great places to work. Our products, planning and design services support interior environments ranging from corporate offices to clinical healthcare environments, and higher education institutions to government agencies.

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Virginia Visser

Managing Member/Principal

Industry Experience Since: 1992

Virginia Visser became the managing member of Workplace Resource in 2008. Prior to the appointment, Virginia was the Herman Miller Territory Manager responsible for strategic account management, new business development, and dealer development and support for the greater San Antonio market.

During her career with Herman Miller, she performed in several positions of increasing responsibility, progressing from the position of Healthcare Designer with Milcare (1992 - 1995), Herman Miller’s specialty medical furniture manufacturer, to Director of Design for Workplace Resource at the dealership level (1995 - 1997), to Herman Miller’s Architectural & Design Manager in Dallas (1997 - 1999), to Strategic Design Consultant for Herman Miller Global Accounts (1999 - 2001).

Virginia has earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration - Management degree from Northwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas and a Bachelor of Science - Interior Design degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Most recently, she completed a General Management program at the McCombs Business School at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.

Steve Visser

President

Industry Experience Since: 1978

Steve began his experience working for Herman Miller, Inc. in 1978. President of Workplace Resource since 1999, transforming the company into a high performing, financially successful business with operations in Austin, San Antonio, Rio Grande Valley and Louisiana.

Always involved in the industry, Steve currently serves on the following business boards, committees and organizations: Herman Miller Dealer Steering Council Sales Committee – Team Member since 2001, Herman Miller Dealer Steering Council Sales Committee – Chairman since 2005 and Dealer Performance Review Board – Board Member since 2001.

Prior to becoming President of Workplace Resource, Steve served Herman Miller, Inc. in manufacturing roles (1978 - 1983), in sales coordination roles (1983 - 1986) and in other management positions. From 1986 through 1999, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Milcare Inc., specializing in the design, manufacturing and installation of systems furniture and modular casework for the healthcare industry. His positions with Milcare Inc. included Customer Service Manager, Operations Manager and Director of Operations West where he was responsible for a very substantial business unit with operations throughout the Western United States.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Business Administration - Management from Northwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas and a Masters Certification in Management Education from Hope College of Holland, Michigan. In addition, he continues to attended numerous corporate sponsored development courses in the fields of management, sales development, organizational development, financial planning, human resources, communication, leadership and quality improvement.

Gary W. Gluys

Chief Financial Officer

Industry Experience Since: 1985

Gary W. Gluys has been Workplace Resource’s Chief Financial Officer since August 2006.

Prior to joining Workplace Resource, Gary spent the first six years of his career in the role of Financial Planning / Operations Analyst performing at both the corporate and manufacturing plant levels in three separate industries.

In 1985, Gary entered the contract office furniture industry with Steelcase Inc. Over the following twenty years, Gary performed in the increasingly responsible roles of Senior Financial Analyst (six years), Senior Financial Consultant (two years), Director of Finance & Administration - Steelcase Asia Pacific (three years), Manager of Dealer Transitions (three years) and finally as Chief Financial Officer (six years) at a Steelcase dealership.

Since joining Workplace Resource, Gary has been responsible for the company’s financial, banking, investment and risk management activities.

Gary has earned both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.

Thuy Nguyen

Chief Operations Officer

Industry Experience Since: 1989

Since joining Workplace Resource in 1999 Thuy has moved up in the ranks from Customer Service Team Leader to Director of Operations and currently holds the title of Chief Operating Officer.

As COO, Thuy continues to improve operational processes within the Customer Service, Design, Project Management and Warehousing / Installation functions at Workplace Resource. She leads more than 45 employees located in Austin, San Antonio and Louisiana.

Prior to joining Workplace Resource, Thuy worked for Herman Miller’s Milcare and Herman Miller for Healthcare in the roles of Logistic Coordinator, Customer Service / Installation Coordinator and Customer Service Team Leader.

Thuy earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and graduated the SMU First Line Management Program at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She has also become certified through the Herman Miller Peak certification and the Solomon Coyle Herman Miller Project Management certification.

Since 2014 Thuy has been a member of the National Association of Professional Women.

Betty Myrvang

Manager, Human Resources

Industry Experience Since: 1999

Betty Myrvang is a leader. As Workplace Resource’s Manager of Human Resources for both the Austin, San Antonio and Louisiana operations, she values learning, innovation and is not afraid of change.

Betty has earned both a Human Resources Generalist Certification and a Professional Human Resources Certification (PHR). Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas San Antonio, in San Antonio, Texas.

Most recently, Betty has earned certification as a LEED Green Associate through the USGBC.

Betty is an advocate for small, women owned and minority business. She serves on the board of the Hispanic Contractors Association de San Antonio and actively works to promote the use of small and minority owned business in the community.

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