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Al Artus is the facilities manager at Retro Studios, a position he has held since the company's founding in 1998. Artus' responsibilities include building maintenance or "keeping late night crunchers well fed". As such, Artus is credited under operations in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and Metroid Prime Trilogy, and under special thanks in Metroid Prime.
Artus was previously a facilities coordinator and engineer at Acclaim Studios Austin, Sunsoft of America and Bally Midway/Aladdin's Castle.