Jeff Pederson has been hired as chief executive officer for Assistive (formerly IPAT) in Mandan.

Pederson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Valley City State University and was president at Catholic Health Initiatives/Villa Nazareth and Friendship Inc./Riverview Place in Fargo for 24 years.

Assistive is a nonprofit organization that provides products and services that allow people with disabilities, or those experiencing the effects of aging, to obtain assistive technology for work, school and home. It also has an office in Fargo.