William Brendling - Head of Software Products and Services

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After completing a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Bill Brendling has worked for BMT Fluid Mechanics (or its predecessor companies) since 1981. He initially worked on research and consultancy on fluid loading and floating systems, becoming increasingly involved in software development activities.

Bill is now Head of BMT Fluid Mechanics' Software Products and Services section. This small team is responsible for the development and support of products such as Global Wave Statistics Online and SLOOP. It is also responsible for developing bespoke technical software for customers, and in support of BMT's consultancy activities.

As well as managing the section, Bill is actively involved in many of the software projects, taking the role of System Designer and/or Lead Developer, having extensive experience on both PC and Unix / Linux systems in a number of programming languages. He also acts as a consultant, providing advice and assistance on mathematical and numerical modelling within the company, and performing simulation studies for customers.