About Cat-Ears / AirStreamz

As avid cyclists, we found the frequent and sometimes constant drone of wind noise annoying and potentially dangerous.  Wind noise masks surrounding sounds and at moderate speeds can exceed 85 decibels.  Longer-term exposure to excessive wind noise can impact hearing.  As a result, we started investigating solutions to reduce wind noise.  After considerable 'trial and error' testing, we introduced the first generation of Cat-Ears products in 2012. 

Rick Weissner *

Richard A. Weissner

Rick's background includes a 25-year audit staff, operations, and risk management career with General Electric, including foreign assignments.  After moving back to Colorado, he started Crisman Consulting and focused on projects for Harley-Davidson.  Rick holds a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado, and he completed his International Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden.

Rick obtained the first utility patent in 2015.

Heidi Weissner

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Heidi began her career with General Electric before advancing to a long paralegal career.  Since the introduction of Cat-Ears, she has initiated numerous product improvements and developed proprietary manufacturing techniques.  Heidi manages day-to-day operations, including Amazon, website fulfillment, and international distribution.  Heidi also handles C-E legal, patent, and trademark work.

Heidi identified the material utilized for AirStreamz.

Tom Swift (CTO)

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Tom is past President of IT manufacturer Raritan.  Prior to that, he served as VP of Lucent Technologies and in many capacities at AT&T / Bell Laboratories.  Tom began his career at Ford.  He holds a BSE in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from Princeton, an MS in Applied Mechanics from Stanford, and an MBA from Michigan.  Tom focuses on research, flow visualiztion, and materials engineering.

Tom has expanded C-E testing and analysis capabilities.

Born in Boulder

Cat-Ears products were initially produced in our home in Boulder, Colorado.  We moved into a commercial facility during 2015.  After six years in the Boulder area, we relocated to western Colorado.  We want to thank the Boulder business community for the entrepreneurial ethos that made Cat-Ears, LLC possible.

A Global Presence

Approximately 25% of our business is international and we have shipped products to Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China (PRC), Columbia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom...

Buffalo Bicycle Classic
Safer Cycling
Dead Horse Point, Moab, Utah

Research Integrity:  "The use of honest and verifiable methods in proposing, performing, and evaluating research and reporting research results with particular attention to adherence to rules, regulations, guidelines, and commonly accepted professional codes or norms." (NIH)

At Cat-Ears, we imagine, solve, design, and lead.  Always with unyielding integrity.