Derek Stordahl, an industry veteran who most recently served as executive v-p at Bloomsbury USA, has been appointed executive v-p and general manager of Holiday House Publishing. In this newly created post he will report to Stephen Kent, operating partner, Trustbridge Partners. Trustbridge acquired Holiday House earlier this year.

Stordahl’s responsibilities at Holiday House will be to lead the day-to-day operation of the business and to help facilitate the company’s expansion in an increasingly global marketplace.

“Not only does Holiday House have a rich legacy of important, high-quality children’s publishing—with the backing of Trustbridge, the business has ambitious plans and an exciting future,” says Stordahl. “I’m thrilled to join Holiday House at such an extraordinary time in its history.”