Paul Cole has operated truck and car dealerships and a heavy-duty parts warehouse distributorship for the past 28 years. When his father passed away in 1965, Cole left IBM to takeover the family’s floundering International Harvester dealership in Bluefield, West Virginia. Today, Cole Motor Company is a Navistar and GMC Truck dealership. Cole also established Truck City Parts in 1975 and Cole Chevrolet- Cadillac in 1982. Cole was Mayor of Bluefield for more than a decade. His list of community affiliations range from President-Elect of the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce to Vice Chairman of the Medical Center.