Patrick Macdonald-King Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Greenlane

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 28, 2023) – Daimler Truck North America, LLC (DTNA), NextEra Energy Resources, LLC and BlackRock’s Climate Infrastructure business (BlackRock) today announced the appointment of Patrick Macdonald-King as chief executive officer of Greenlane, effective immediately. The more than $650 million joint venture established by DTNA, NextEra Energy Resources and BlackRock aims to build a high-performance, nationwide, zero-emission charging and hydrogen fueling network for medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the United States.

With a career spanning over three decades, Macdonald-King brings a wealth of experience from various industries to his new role. Before joining Greenlane, he held the position of president and chief operating officer of EV Connect, one of the largest providers of EV charging networks in the U.S. with international operations in Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to his tenure at EV Connect, Macdonald-King founded and served as the CEO of DAX, a software-as-a-service asset management and cloud workflow application. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Western University, Canada.

Greenlane serves a critical infrastructure need to provide end-to-end charging network solutions for commercial vehicles to accelerate the roll-out of carbon neutral transportation. The lack of nationwide public charging infrastructure for commercial electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, particularly those used for long-haul freight operations, remains one of the largest barriers to the widespread deployment of sustainable fleets. The Greenlane network will offer charging sites and hydrogen fueling on critical freight routes along the east and west coasts and in Texas to meet anticipated customer demand. Greenlane will provide a unique customer experience utilizing newly developed charging and energy management software solutions, while being powered by renewable energy. For more information about Greenlane’s commitment to sustainable transportation, visit
About Daimler Truck North America
Daimler Truck North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a leading provider of comprehensive products and technologies for the commercial transportation industry. Daimler Truck North America designs, engineers, manufactures and markets medium- and heavy-duty trucks, school buses, vehicle chassis and their associated technologies and components under the Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp and Detroit brands. Daimler Truck North America is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck, one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers.
About NextEra Energy Resources
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (together with its affiliated entities, “NextEra Energy Resources”) is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the U.S., with approximately 27,400 megawatts of total net generating capacity, primarily in 40 states and Canada as of year-end 2022. NextEra Energy Resources is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, a world leader in battery storage and is driving the development of the green hydrogen economy. The business operates clean, emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire and Wisconsin as part of the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet. NextEra Energy Resources offers a wide range of clean energy solutions to help businesses and customers across the country meet their emissions reduction goals. NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit
About BlackRock Private Markets
BlackRock’s private markets platform serves investors seeking outperformance in infrastructure, private debt, private equity, real estate and multi-alternatives solutions. We strive to bring our investors the highest quality opportunities by drawing upon our global footprint, superior execution capabilities, proprietary technology and position as a preferred partner. As of June 30, 2023, BlackRock manages US$320 billion in liquid and illiquid alternative investments and commitments on behalf of clients worldwide.
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