PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT


ExploConsult provides knowledge and expertise with regard 

to product development based upon 44 years of explosives, propellant and detonator research and development experiences. 


ExploConsult is an independent entity, not directly affiliated with any commercial explosive manufacturer allowing ExploConsult to be objective and specialize in energetic materials and explosives contract research projects. Bob Morhard has the proven ability to take a project from an idea to laboratory bench scale concept research through to pilot scale development, to the explosives production plant and to the blasting site.


Bob Morhard has been involved in more than 75 new explosive, pyrotechnic, propellant and detonator products from initial proof-of-concept research to 

full scale product manufacturing development.

RECENT EXPLOSIVES EXPERT TESTIMONY


Bob Morhard provides explosives expert witness testimony and expert consulting for cases involving explosives; propellants, pyrotechnics, detonators, explosives safety and accident claims, or criminal cases involving explosives.

 
​Expert for the DEFENDANT:  City of Riverside, California v. Goodrich Corporation d/b/a B.F Goodrich Company, et. al., (Defendants), Superior Court of the State of California, City of Los Angeles BC376008 (Ammonium Perchlorate)

Expert for the DEFENDANT:  Mariana Baldridge (Plaintiff) v. Spirit of ‘76 Fireworks, LLC., et. al., (Defendants), State of Texas, District Court, 413th Judicial District, Johnson County, Texas DC-C201600111 (Pyrotechnics)

Expert for the DEFENDANT:  State of Louisiana, Military Department, Department of Public Safety, and State Police (Plaintiff) v. Crum And Forester Specialty Ins. Co., and Seneca Specialty Ins. Co. (Defendants), State of Louisiana,26th Judicial District, Webster Parish,  73 438-F (Explosives)

Expert for the PLAINTIFF: Cranbury Brick Yard, LLC (Plaintiff) v. United States of America, The United States Navy, The United States Department of the Army (Defendants), In the U.S. Court, District of New Jersey 15-02789 (PGS) (LHG) (Explosives Ordnance)

Expert for the DEFENDANT:  The State of Oregon (Plaintiff) v. Bruce Allan Turnidge (Defendant), State of Oregon, Supreme Court (Murder)

Expert for the DEFENDANT:  James Michael Green (Plaintiff) v. Mag Instruments, Inc., Grady Whiddon and Pestmax Pest Control Services, LLC. (Defendants), State of Texas, 125th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas 2016-40830 (Propellant)

Expert for the DEFENDANT:  Takata Corporation and its subsidiaries, including TK Holdings, Inc. (Defendant) v. Patricia Mincey (Plaintiff), Circuit Court 4th District, Duval County, Florida, 15CA000377 (Automotive Airbags)

Expert for the PLAINTIFF:  La Vellar Mitchell individually and for the Estate of Maurice Mitchell, Deceased (Plaintiff) vs. Raytheon Company d/b/a Raytheon Missile Systems; and Lockheed Martin Corporation d/b/a Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (Defendant), United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas, 1:11-1046-SOH (Missile Propellant)

Expert for the DEFENDANT:  The People of the State of California (Plaintiff)vs. Richard Fox (Richard Barrett) (Defendant) Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, SCE 319078 (Murder)

Expert for the DEFENDANT:  The Queen (Plaintiff) v.  Benjamin Harris (Defendant), Old Bailey Central Criminal Court, London, England, UK (Pyrotechnics)


Expert for the PLAINTIFF:  Wanda Ovalles, Individually and P.P.A. Ovalles and Wilson Ovalles (Plaintiff) v. Sony Electronics, Inc., Best Buy Co., Inc., FOXCONN International, Inc. (Defendants), United States District Court, District of Rhode Island, 14-137M (Propellant)


Expert for the PLAINTIFF:  Johnny Barrett  (Plaintiff) v. Pyrotechnics Specialties, Inc. & California Insurance Co. c/o Applied Risk Services (Defendant), U.S. Court, State of Georgia (Pyrotechnics)


Expert for the DEFENDANT:  MAXAM (Plaintiff) v. Graham (Defendant), Australia Federal Court, Perth, Western Australia (Explosives)


Expert for the PLAINTIFF:  Gavilan Peak Estates, LLC (Plaintiff) v. John J Flynn, American Security Investments, Wendy Berns, et. al.  (Defendants), State of Arizona, Maricopa County, 2015-054086 (Explosives Ordnance)

Expert for the DEFENDANT:  Jennifer Plank-Greer (Plaintiff) vs. Big Bucks Firearms & Sporting Goods, Inc. (Defendant), United States District Court, for the Northern District of Ohio, Toledo Division 3:13-CV-01266 (Explosives)


​Expert for the PLAINTIFF:  Hammonds and Rodriguez (Plaintiff) v. United States of America, The United States Department of the Army (Defendants), In the U.S. Court, District of New Mexico (Explosives Ordnance)


Expert for the DEFENDANT:  The City of Colorado Springs (Defendants) vs. Ronald J Brown (Plaintiff) U.S. Court, District of Colorado 14-CV-01471 (Explosives)


Expert for the PLAINTIFF:  Rothschild, et al. (Plaintiff), v. U.S. Government (Defendant), United States District Court, Wyoming, 2:15-cv-00030-ABJ (Explosives)

Expert for the DEFENDANT:  Michael Medellin (Plaintiff), vs. Alliant Techsystems Inc. and Alberci Constructors, Inc. (Defendant), United States District Court, Western District of Missouri Western Division 4:11-cv-00654-SOW (Explosives Ordnance)

Expert for the DEFENDANT: Dyno Nobel, Inc. (Plaintiff), vs. Blue Point Capital Partners, L.P. (Defendant), State of New York, Supreme Court, 6600716 (Explosives & Detonators)



​RECENT CONSULTING


  • McKinnsey & Co.
  • Boston Group
  • Orica
  • National Oil Well Varco
  • Tetra Tech
  • ​The Science Channel
  • Exxon
  • Dyno Nobel
  • Detonas
  • ​Newmont Mining Corporation
  • AlphaSights
  • Western Explosives
  • ​Britanite

COMMERCIAL CONSULTING:


    • Expert Witness Testimony

    • Strategy Development

    • CEO Coaching 

    • Accident investigation

    • Site Planning 

    • Permitting And Licensing

    • Global Regulatory Support

    • Insurance Underwriting

    • Insurance Claims Investigation

    • Marketing Plan Development 

    • Sales Planning

    • Advertising

    • Product Launch 

    • Sales Representation

    • In-House Training 

    • Seminar Support

    • Trade Show Support

    • Speaking Engagements

    • International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) Compliance

TECHNICAL CONSULTING:


    • Explosive, Detonator, Propellant and Pyrotechnic Technology

    • Accident Investigation

    • Explosives Safety Audits

    • Product Development

​    • UN Hazards Testing

    • Packaging Design

​    • Manufacturing Process Control Audits

    • Safety, Health And Environmental Audits

    • Process Hazards Analysis And HAZOP Studies

    • Quantitative Risk Assessment

    • Regulatory Compliance Safety Audits

    • Regulatory Liaison

    • Compliance Audits DOD Contractors’ Safety Manual 

      For Ammunition And Explosives (DOD 4145-26-M)

    • Storage Facility Design

    • Global Logistics Support

    • Insurance Underwriting Support

    • Surface And Underground Blasting

    • Explosives Disposal 

    • Military Ordnance Demilitarization 

    • Explosives Recycle Strategies 

​    • Explosives Waste Minimization and Green Technologies 

extensive explosives expert testimony record
 44 years experience in 102 countries within 660+ explosives plants
provided technology 40+ mM MT explosives, 5 BN Detonators, 50+ K MT Propellants 
​1000+ explosive safety inspections 75+ accident investigations

Expert Witness Services,

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Extensive explosives expert witness services and court testimony in US Federal and State courts.  Technical and commercial experiences over 44 years in explosives, initiators, propellants and pyrotechnics. Automotive airbag technical consulting.  Extensive international experience in 102 countries worldwide within more than 660 manufacturing plants. 


My goals are to help your company reach its potential. Whether you're looking for a small tweak or complete overhaul, I have you covered.  Each company is unique and I deliver custom solutions, tailored to you – your company, your culture, and your one-of-a-kind challenges. My services are available on a fixed-price basis so you can get precisely what you need.