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Retail facilities veteran loses cancer fight


Carl Nottberg, a veteran retail facilities executive, lost his battle with cancer on March 14, 2016.

Nottberg, senior VP of development at EMCOR Facilities Services, was suffering from multiple myeloma, a relatively uncommon form of cancer that attacks the plasma cells in the bone marrow.

Nottberg started his career in the retail industry as director of facilities for Mercantile Stores in 1987. Throughout a career that spanned almost three decades, he was recognized as one of the premier experts in energy management and HVAC. He was also admired for his generous spirit and philanthropic efforts.

Nottberg was a founding member of the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM), and served on numerous PRSM committees and recently served a second term on the Board of Directors.

In 2008, Nottberg was recognized as PRSM’s Vendor of the Year and was recently awarded the Lawrence W. Whelan PRSM Lifetime Achievement Award.

In remarks on the PRSM website, Bryan Walker, 2015-16 Chair, PRSM Board of Directors, stated: “Carl has been a steady driving force behind PRSM since its inception. His love for the industry and the people who comprise the profession have always been evident as he strove to make us all better by sharing his expertise, learning from others and championing PRSM as the hub of the industry. He will be deeply missed by all of us and remembered for his character, integrity and quick wit.”

Donations in Nottberg’s name are being accepted at His family has also created a special webpage in his honor.

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