The DITF executive board develops and coordinates the broad outlines of the scientific and research strategy as well as expansion and financial planning. The board members are:
- Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael R. Buchmeiser (Chairman), Head of the Institute for Textile Chemistry and Chemical Fibers
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Götz T. Gresser, Director of the Institute of Textile Technology and Process Engineering
- Peter Steiger, Head of the Administration and Central Services Division
The board of trustees is the supervisory body and supports the work of the DITF executive board through its cooperation. It advises the executive board on questions of professional and structural orientation and comprises representatives from science and industry as well as representatives of the ministries of economics and science of the State of Baden-Württemberg. The scientific advisory boards for each research area consist of their heads, researchers and industry representatives. They provide direct advice on specific topics within their respective research areas.
The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf are a foundation under public law under the supervision of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economics, Labor and Housing.