A tribute to François Kloc, Honorary Consul of France in Jacksonville [fr]
Congratulations to Mr. François Kloc, who became "Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite" on March 7, 2020. The distinction rewards services provided to the French Republic. As a Honorary Consul, his involvement in business, education, and culture to promote France in Northeast Florida has been recognized.
A true pillar of the French community, and an accomplished musician, Mr. Kloc is the President CEO of the American subsidiary of Buffet-Crampon group, a company well-known for the quality of its professional musical instruments, and the world’s second largest wind instrument manufacturing group.
Mr. Kloc is also a committed citizen: Honorary Consul of France in Jacksonville since 2010, member of the Board of Trustees of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and former President of the Alliance Française de Jacksonville from 2008 to 2011, he is fully involved in his duties and always available for our fellow citizens.
Ms. Nicole Hirsh, Conseiller à l’Assemblée des Français de l’Etranger and Conseiller consulaire, awarded Mr. François Kloc in the presence of his family members and friends in Jacksonville.