SEATTLE (AP) ̵
REI officials at headquarters said, Kent, Washington, on Tuesday that Jerry Stritzke leaves March 15
. The company says that Stritzke has been out of office after an investigation outside of "personal and consistent relations".
Officials also say the work relationship between REI and
Chairman of the Board of REI, Steve Hooper, said that since Stritzke was Chief Executive in 2013, he is constantly observing a strong team and strong team.
Stritzke said in spite of the letter of his employees that he was sorry he was not exposing the relationship.
REI's chief executive, Eric Artz, will be an interim CEO.