iS5 Communications Inc is a global provider of integrated services and solutions, and manufacturer of intelligent Industrial Ethernet products. Our products are designed to meet the stringent demand requirements of utility sub-stations, roadside transportation, rail, and industrial applications. iS5Com’s services and products are key enablers of advanced technology implementation such as the Smart Grid, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Intelligent Oil Field, and Internet of Things. All products have the ability to transmit data efficiently without the loss of any packets under harsh environments and EMI conditions.


To be first to market, provide end-to-end solutions, and to be constant innovators in the products and services we provide.


Increasing responsiveness in everything we do

Reliability in everything we do

Quality implied in everything we do


Clive Dias

Clive is a seasoned entrepreneur and the Founder, President and CEO of iS5 Communications Inc. is an integrated service and solutions provider for Industrial Ethernet applications. He has well over 25 years’ experience in the Power, Transmission and Distribution, and Communications industries with GE Multilin and RuggedCom. At RuggedCom, Clive was the Chief Operations Officer where he provided short and long term growth strategies while spearheading the expansion of the company operations locally and internationally. He provided hands on leadership and engagement through various cross functional departments while maintaining and optimizing P&L responsibilities. He participated in the company’s successful M&A activity, integration activities, and instrumental in the overall growth of the company since inception. He succeeded in meeting the demands of the company’s increasing revenues year over year leading to the eventual sale of the company. Prior to RuggedCom, he worked at GE Multilin as the Manager of Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Test. He was integral in the design of products and solutions and in the sale of the company to GE. Clive is a CMET from Ryerson University, has a Six Sigma Blackbelt, and holds 6 patents.

John MacCharles

Innovative, entrepreneurial business leader with general management, sales, marketing, operations and finance skills.  Prior to iS5 Communications Inc.,, John held a number of positions including General Manager, Director of Strategic Accounts Services, and District Manager at Arrow Electronics and Avnet Electronics.  John combines a strong focus on client success with a proven ability to successfully meet strategic and business objectives. John holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, (CPA-CGA).

Jonathan Azarcon

Jonathan Azarcon possesses a culmination of over 19 years’ experience in Telecommunications and IT Technology, driving Technical and Operational initiatives in start-ups and fortune 500 companies.  Previously, he served as RuggedCom’s VP of Global Services & Support where he was instrumental in leading the successful launch, development and growth of the Services & Support Business before it was acquired by Siemens in 2012.  Prior to that he was also a Senior Consultant at Alcatel, architecting solutions for its Global customers.

Tamer Soliman

Former Head of Professional Services at RuggedCom. High focus on global professional services for Industrial Control Networks and Smart Grid. Over 10 years of experience in Network and Network Security for Smart Grid and critical infrastructure applications.

Yuri Luskind

Yuri is an engineering executive with over 20 years of experience in delivering networking products and leading high-performance engineering teams. Prior to iS5 Communications Inc., Yuri held a number of senior management and executive roles with high-tech companies in both Canada and US including Sangoma, RuggedCom and Marconi Communications. He spearheaded product development at RuggedCom (acquired by Siemens in 2012). Yuri holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Moscow University (MIIT) and an M.B.A from Queen’s University. Holder of two patents.


Dominic Talalla

Managing Partner of Trellis Capital Corporation and CEO of Datec Coating Corporation, a portfolio company of Trellis.   Has grown Datec from a pre-commercial stage to now being entrenched with several blue-chip customers.   Former General Manager of Canadian Sales Operations for GE’s Industrial Systems Business.

Sunil Selby

Founder & Managing Partner, Trellis Capital Corporation, Sunil is currently President of Volante Systems, a portfolio company where he is scaling up operations to meet growth from strategic customers. He also manages several of Trellis’s portfolio companies through representation on their Board of Directors. Previously, Sunil was a member of Royal Bank Equity Partners where he invested in over 35 companies over his 11-year tenure, many of which have had successful exits.

Greg Milavsky

Co-Founder of The Black Box Institute and is Senior Advisor of Canterbury Park Capital, a private equity firm. Mr. Milavsky received a B.A.Sc. (U of T) and a MBA with Distinction (Harvard).  Held investment banking positions in London, Tokyo and New York.  Former Managing Director and Group Head of Scotiabank Private Equity Investments. Director of several companies and charitable and community organizations.

Blair Milroy

Managing Director of Capital Canada Limited, a Toronto-based boutique investment bank. CFA Charterholder and Bachelor of Commerce (U of T).