"As avid cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts, we found the frequent, and sometimes constant, drone of wind noise annoying and potentially dangerous.  Wind noise masks surrounding sounds and at moderate wind speeds, can easily exceed 85 dB.  In addition, longer-term exposure to excessive noise >85 dB can impact hearing.  As a result, we started investigating solutions to reduce wind noise... but found few that addressed the unique wind noise related issues encountered by outdoor enthusiasts.  And so, the story of Cat-Ears began..."

Rick's background includes a twenty-five year operations and risk management career with General Electric, including foreign assignments. Upon moving back to Colorado he started a consulting company and focused on projects for Harley Davidson. Rick holds a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder and he completed his international studies at Uppsala University, Sweden.  He is a member of the Acoustical Society of America and the Colorado Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society.

Rick obtained his first wind noise reduction patent in 2015.

Managing Director

Richard Weissner

Heidi began her career with General Electric before moving on to a long career as a paralegal. Since 2012, she has initiated numerous product improvements, expanded the product line, and developed proprietary manufacturing techniques. Heidi manages the presence, website fulfillment, customer satisfaction, and special order pricing.  She also works very closely with our product manufacturing company in New Jersey.

In addition, Heidi handles legal, patent, and trademark work.

Director | Operations

Heidi Weissner

Tom is past President of IT manufacturer Raritan, Inc., and 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 Motor Company. He holds a B.S.E. in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from Princeton, an MS in Applied Mechanics from Stanford, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Tom focuses on research, consulting services, materials engineering, and the physics underlying the effectiveness of Cat-Ears / AirStreamz products.

Chief Technical Officer

Tom Swift

Sight               )))  Sound  (((               Safety

​"Innovative safety technologies will continue to play an important role in the way cyclists interact in traffic... particularly as vehicles become quieter."  (Safety Science Journal, 2018)

"Cycling safety improvements have an aggregate elasticity value that is greater than one.  This means that safety improvements attract proportionately more people to bicycling (i.e. a 10% increase in safety results in a greater than 10% increase in bicycling)."

(Perceived Risk and Modal Choice., Dept. of Economics, University of California, Irvine, CA)

A Global Presence


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

At Cat-Ears, We Imagine, Solve, Design, and Lead.  Always with Unyielding Integrity.

Cat-Ears / AirStreamz is a leading manufacturer of aero-acoustically designed passive wind noise reduction products.  Tested and recommended by respected publications and professionals, Cat-Ears / AirStreamz are the highest rated and best selling products designed for serious cyclists / outdoor sports enthusiats.  Our products are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed and Made in the USA.

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