CEO Richard Jalichandra has stepped down after one year at the company’s Boise headquarters.

Employees received an email on Wednesday saying Jalichandra is no longer CEO of Vitalize, the holding company of and three other health, fitness and nutrition brands.

“[Jalichandra] is departing the company to pursue other opportunities,” the email said. “RJ has been with us for over a year and we thank him for his leadership, hard work and dedication. RJ’s last day will be today, Feb. 15.”

Jalichandra was hired in January 2016 to succeed Ryan DeLuca, who resigned in October 2015, saying it was time for a new leader who could bring more-professional management to the company.

“We recognize that change can be difficult, and may create an environment of uncertainty, but also opportunity,” the email said. “Let us assure you that we are committed to the success of Vitalize and appreciate everything you do to make Vitalize the best it can be for its team, customers, partners and shareholders.”

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